Podcast 58: Why Do We Ostracize Some Pupils?

Joshua McGovernJoshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working… Read more about Joshua McGovernDo you support some children or all children?This is a question we ask in our 58th interview with Shaun Dellenty, a teacher, school leader and author. His focus for the last 10 years has been on improving LGBT+ inclusion in schools. Hear why he left his school and home and how he escaped electroconvulsive therapy!In this podcast, listen to Shaun and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:How education and his sexuality affected him during his childhoodHow the profession of teaching presented itselfHow he accidentally became a school leaderWhy Shaun had to create an LGBT+ training program in his schoolHighlight some of the topics discussed in Shaun’s book Celebrating DifferenceExplain the obstacles Shaun faced educating his staff membersReveals what good coming out to his school community did for his mental healthShaun’s thoughts on the protests against LGBT+ being taught in Birmingham schoolsWe also hear Ross share a brief insight into his mental healthHear some tips for LGBT+ inclusion in the school workplaceReveal an LGBT+ project Shaun is working on with the Department of EducationAnd what an average week looks like for Shaun…Listen https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Podcast-57.-Shaun-Dellenty..mp3Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!You can follow Shaun on Twitter and grab a copy of his book, Celebrating Difference A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion on Amazon. You can also watch Shaun in video talk through his work and life. Find out more on his website: www.shaundellenty.comResearchIn this new research paper, results showed that LGB teachers in rural communities lack the opportunity to speak their identity into existence at school, and often find their personal and professional identities incompatible, leading to low self-worth, depression and anxiety.Related

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