The School Bell is a podcast about issues of importance to Queensland independent schools. Educators, researchers and experts discuss the latest research and thinking on a range of issues of importance to independent schools including leadership, parental choice, innovative practice, wellbeing and student outcomes.
Ed-LinQ & Mental Health First Aid
Wendy Mills joins The School Bell to discuss mental health and wellbeing, the support Ed-LinQ provides to schools and how ISQ is working with Ed-LinQ on behalf of the sector. Practical strategies for schools, teachers and parents on how to manage young peoples’ screen use is also discussed.
School Leaders' and Staff Wellbeing
Prof Donna Cross discusses school leader and staff wellbeing as a critical factor for student success. Her research report presents an evidence-based perspective on what promotes or erodes school staff wellbeing, which is one of the first in Australia to make links to student wellbeing.
Education needs a reboot not a tweak
Louka Parry works globally as a speaker, learning strategist and education futurist. In this podcast, Louka discusses the need for contemporary schooling to undergo a critical rethink to break the engagement epidemic turning students off learning and a reboot that extends far beyond a couple of tweaks to the curriculum.
Leadership across the generations
Felicity Furey skyrocketed to the top to lead some of Australia’s most innovative mega infrastructure projects. Her engineering mindset is primed to help school leaders reignite performance, reframe challenges as opportunities and redefine what’s possible in the future of business and leadership.
Empowering Women to Step Up and Lead
Dr Barbara Watterston is a respected Australian author, leadership researcher and professional learning facilitator. In this episode, Barbara encourages aspiring female leaders in Queensland independent schools to break down gendered stereotypes of leaders and challenge their own perceptions and expectations.
Dr Andreas Richter joins The School Bell to discuss the key factors essential to transformational leadership, how leaders can prepare for and manage change effectively and gives listeners practical tips to motivate, develop and inspire their team, especially during times of crisis.