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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 31-03-2020 - Show 30 - Rowan Taigel - Turning Wellbeing onto Its Head( 0:30:5)       
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Show 30 - Rowan Taigel - Turning Wellbeing onto Its Head Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/31/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 24-03-2020 - S2 - Show 29 - Jillian Coppley-Darwish - Thriving Communities( 0:28:54)       
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Show 29 - Jillian Coppley-Darwish - Thriving Communities Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/24/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 17-03-2020S2 - Show 28 - How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? - Tayyab Rashid( 0:29:39)       
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S2 - Show 28 - Tayyab Rashid - Tayyab explains to Denise how his experience of living in other cultures has taught him to notice variation within each culture. He encourages us to notice that variation rather than stereotyping, and to always pay attention to our shared humanity. After working with people from many and varied cultures he believes there is good in all of us. Listen as Tayyab explains how open-mindedness, respect and curiosity can help us learn about other cultures, and why faith, resilience and flexibility are strengths he is proud of in his fellow Muslims. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/17/2020 6:00:26 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 10-03-2020 - Leading Change for Wellbeing - Chris Jansen( 0:35:57)       
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Leading Change for Wellbeing - How can we remind people that they are part of a collective and that a collective can solve anything? In this podcast Denise talks with Dr Chris Jansen about leading change. In contrast to old models of the heroic leader dashing in to save us all, Chris emphasises the need for everyone to be involved in finding the solutions to solve the problems we face. Listen to Chris’ experience of supporting change in education and why he believes that if we can come together and respect and learn from each other, we can solve any problem. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/10/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 03-03-2020 - S2 - Show 26 - Wellbeing learning for students and parents - Dr Ase Fagerlund( 0:33:43)       
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S2 - Show 26 - Wellbeing learning for students and parents with Dr Ase Fagerlund - How can we help parents – as well as children - to learn about wellbeing? In this interview, Dr Ase Fagerlund shares the story of a multi-year, multi-school project she has led in Finland. As well as working with schools to support teaching of wellbeing to students, Ase also worked with groups of parents to help them find engagement, meaning, hope and flow. Listen to Ase share her insights from these projects (and find out how a Swedish scientist living in Finland came to speak Te Reo Māori!) Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 3/3/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 25-02-2020 - Show 25 - Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing - Professor Christian van Niewerburgh( 0:45:25)       
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Show 25 - Coaching for Whole-school Wellbeing - with Professor Christian van Niewerburgh - Can coaching be about whole-system change as well as individual support? In this interview with Denise Quinlan, Christian van Niewerburgh explains why coaching is not an indulgence – at its heart, coaching is about being able to support the wellbeing of others. Christian values the range of ways coaching can support wellbeing in education: teachers offering wellbeing coaching to each other, students coaching their peers, and coaching being used to develop and strengthen teacher professional practice. When a school is doing all of this work, the school social climate also improves. Listen to Christian explain why coaching skills are vital life skills for educators and students alike. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/25/2020 11:40:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 18-02-2020 - Show 24 - Teaching Health - Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells( 0:34:3)       
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Show 24 - Teaching Health - an Essential Part of Whole-school Wellbeing - with Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells - How can we use the Health Curriculum in schools to teach students about individual and collective wellbeing? Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and HPE leader Kat Wells talk to Denise about Mental Health Education and Hauora - their HPE curriculum resource for NZ schools. They explain how important HPE is for building wellbeing literacy and why ‘educative’ rather than ‘interventionist approaches’ are essential in schools. They are advocates for more curriculum time for this area and more PD to build teachers’ expertise in mental health and wellbeing. Listen to find out why Katie and Kat believe that whole-school wellbeing must include curriculum time for mental health and wellbeing education. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/18/2020 11:37:54 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 11-02-2020 - S2 - Show 23 - Wellbeing in Education - with Prof Lea Waters( 0:45:21)       
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Show 23 - Wellbeing in Education - How can we help schools coordinate and evaluate the work they are doing on wellbeing? In this interview, Lea Waters explains how her work has culminated in a model that helps school do just that. She outlines the progress she has seen in wellbeing in education and stresses the importance of taking a big picture view of our wellbeing work – what we’re doing and how it’s working. Listen to this interview to learn more about the SEARCH model of wellbeing and how you can use it in your school or organisation. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/11/2020 3:04:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 04-02-2020 - S2 - Show 22 - Cultural responsiveness and cultural diversity - Ara Simmons( 0:37:49)       
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Show 22 - Cultural responsiveness and cultural diversity with Ara Simmons - How can we help teachers build connection with their students and their whānau? In this interview, Ara Simmons shares her own multi-cultural background and experience as a teacher in a multi-cultural setting. She explains how standard practice in some school systems supports getting to know students and building a whānau or family feeling with your class of students. Ara shares some of the practices she has successfully used to learn about her students and their family stories. Listen to why a simple open question may be the important tool in our kete to build culturally responsive practice. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 2/7/2020 3:02:08 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 28-01-2020 - Show 21 - How Coaching can Support Wellbeing( 0:31:17)       
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How Coaching can Support Wellbeing - Why should we value and endorse a coaching culture in schools? In this interview, Clive and Denise discuss the overlap of organizational coaching and positive psychology. A growing body of research demonstrates that coaching conversations can support performance and wellbeing. Clive believes that giving people are opportunity to consider a preferred future is a power tool for behaviour change. School leaders will be interested to hear how individual tailored coaching programs can help people identify improvement strategies and move forward. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/28/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 21-01-2020 - S2 - Show 20 - Indigenous wellbeing model( 0:30:25)       
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S2 - Show 20 - Indigenous wellbeing model - How can we support wellbeing for Māori students and staff? In this episode Wiremu shares his school experiences both as a Māori student and as a school counsellor. He describes a sense of not belonging – that this wasn’t meant for him even though he is tangata whenua, a person of this land. To help young people overcome this alienation and to develop a strong sense of connection to Māori cultural identity, he has developed a model of wellbeing which he calls Te Whare Mauri Ora. Listen to Wiremu describe how this model, based on Te Whare Tapa Whā and incorporating positive psychology practices, is being used to help Māori and Pakeha youth. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/21/2020 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 14-01-2020 - S2 - Show 19 - Strengths Based Resilience( 0:33:5)       
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S2 - Show 19 - Strengths Based Resilience - Dr Tayyab Rashid, developer of the Strengths-Based Resilience program for school and university students, and author of the Positive Psychotherapy Clinical Handbook talks to Denise about implementing wellbeing work in schools. He emphasises the importance of schools adapting programmes to their context – of adapting and interpreting the work for their students. His respect for the teachers and students that work with his programmes means that he always encourages people to try out elements of the programme, and to keep using them if they find them helpful. Listen to why Tayyab believes loneliness is one of our most pernicious problems, and why connection to self in nature will help. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/14/2020 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 07-01-2020 - Show 18 - Why does paying attention to culture matter to Wellbeing?( 0:29:5)       
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Show 18 - Why does paying attention to culture matter to Wellbeing? - In this episode Denise and Brenda discuss how families and schools can work together to build a resilient context for community members. Internal resources are only part of the equation for strengthening wellbeing and resilience. According to Brenda, indigenous cultural adaptation requires mainstream narrative to be story. Shifting wellbeing using a contextual model is crucial for trauma-informed practice. Learn how Brenda adap\ted middle class, white American psychology research to work an aboriginal context. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 1/7/2020 6:27:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 31-12-2019 - Show 17 - Where has PodEd been and where are we going?( 0:33:45)       
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Show 17 - Where has PodEd been and where are we going? - In this epsoode, Denise speaks to Mathew White who has been involved in PosEd since its inceptions. Mathew was a teacher at Geelong Grammar was first trained in Positive Psychology by Martin Seligman and his team (including Denise) and now teaches teachers. Mathew suggest the first wave of PosEd was characterized zest and enthusiasm. Engagement of students and families in the science of wellbeing in pertiment, according to Matthew. Listen to the journey of this ground-breaking field and learn about how the experts suggest we move forward. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/31/2019 6:26:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 24-12-2019 - Show 16 - What does PsychCap look like in schools?( 0:36:46)       
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Show 16 - What does PsychCap look like in schools? - In this episode, Denise and Mike discuss the value of using the Psychological Capital framework in an educational environment. The acronym H.E.R.O. represents the four pillars of this model: Hope, Self-Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism. Mike believes HERO overlaps significantly with John Hattie’s work, particularly in regards to teacher and student efficacy. Academic self-efficacy predicts engagement and achievement. Mike’s school views Psychological Capital is a resource to be grown to help weather challenges. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/24/2019 6:25:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 17-12-2019 - Show 15 - What can schools do to help staff and students engage with learning about wellbeing?( 0:28:31)       
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Show 15 - What can schools do to help staff and students engage with learning about wellbeing? - Rhiannon McGee is charged with overseeing how wellbeing is supported throughout Geelong Grammar School and how it is taught to students from early years to high school. She explains the range of strategies they use to work with staff and students including a 3-day initial training for staff followed by optional ‘top ups’ and ‘deep dives’. This learning is augmented and supported by a school-wide coaching approach for both staff and students. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/17/2019 6:24:00 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 10-12-2019 - Show 14 - What can we do to help children and adolescents develop secure attachments?( 0:39:58)       
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Show 14 - What can we do to help children and adolescents develop secure attachments? - Nathan Wallis, long time child advocate, started as a young teacher who realised that “scared kids don’t learn”. He realised he had to act like a nurturer before he could be a teacher and retrained as a child therapist. Nathan knows social and emotional wellbeing impact IQ and performance significantly. He believes the 3 Rs of teaching and growing children are: relationship, relationship, relationship. His advice to schools and parents is to invest in high quality one-on-one relationships to improve outcomes for children. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/10/2019 6:22:53 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 03-12-2019 - Show 13 - How Restorative practices can contribute to school Wellbeing with Greg Jansen( 0:26:8)       
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Show 13 - How Restorative practices can contribute to school Wellbeing with Greg Jansen - In this interview Greg Jansen and Denise discuss how restorative practice is an integral part of wellbeing – supporting relational connection. Greg’s longstanding history with schools means that he understands how long it take to embed a restorative culture [listen to find out!] and that it needs to always stay on the radar for staff professional development. Listen to find out why Greg believes we need to make sure our students and our children are participants and not passengers in the relationships we have with them. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/4/2019 6:28:11 PM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 26-11-2019 - Show 12 - How do we battle boredom in the classroom?( 0:34:12)       
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Show 12 - How do we battle boredom in the classroom? - Research has shown one in four Danish students were very bored often or most of the time in school. Mette Ledertoug and Nanna Paarup are challenging this status quo, asking: ‘How can we expect to create lifelong learners if we turn so many students off learning in school?’ Listen to how wellbeing frameworks (including the PERMA model) can build curiosity and engagement for teachers and students. Metta and Nanne explain how the question ‘Why are you at school?’ can instill a greater sense of meaning and purpose. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 19-11-2019 - Show 11 - Positive Education Leadership with Charlie Scudamore( 0:31:10)       
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Positive Education Leadership with Charlie Scudamore - How can leaders embed sustainable wellbeing change? In this interview, Denise talks to Charlie Scudamore, a visionary educator and Vice Principal at Geelong Grammar School who has been leading wellbeing in his community for over 10 years. Charlie reveals how positive psychology was introduced at his school and the lasting benefits of creating a widespread wellbeing culture in education. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/19/2019 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 12-11-2019 - S2 - Show 10 - School Wellbeing on a Budget - Clare Erasmus( 0:42:47)       
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School Wellbeing on a Budget with Clare Erasmus - In this interview, Clare and Denise discuss why and how her school adopted a culture of care to address mental health issues. Prevention was her initial motivation. . Clare talks about bringing wellbeing into her own family home; its challenges and successes. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 05-11-2019 - S2 - Show 09 - The Mahi: Cultural Responsiveness in Schools with Nathan Riki( 0:33:25)       
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How can schools reflect the bicultural nature of Aotearoa? In this interview, Nathan and Denise discuss strategies, ideas and ways to ensure Māori students in our schools feel they belong in an education system based of Eurocentric values. The Treaty of Waitangi guarantees participation, protection and partnership for Māori in all important areas of life. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/6/2019 10:33:29 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 29-10-2019 - S2 - Show 08 - How Strengths-Based Approaches Support Wellbeing- with Dr Denise Quinlan( 0:25:35)       
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How Strengths-Based Approaches Support Wellbeing- with Dr Denise Quinlan What’s right with people? In this interview, Adrienne and Denise discuss strengths which are things we do well and we enjoy doing. Engagement, performance, collaboration and relationships are all influenced positively by strengths.Learn more about character strengths, and how they can be used to face challenges and achieve goals. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/29/2019 11:29:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 22-10-2019 - S2 - Show 07 - Whole School Wellbeing from a Coach’s Perspective - Clive Leach( 0:26:2)       
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S2 - Show 07 - Whole School Wellbeing from a Coach’s Perspective with Clive Leach How do different schools address wellbeing? In this interview, Clive and Denise discuss harnessing ‘positive deviance’ in schools to move towards Flourishing. Clive Leach is a highly qualified and experienced organisational coach, group facilitator and public speaker. Currently based in the UK, he works internationally in corporate, community and public sectors. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/23/2019 11:27:57 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 15-10-2019 - S2 - Show 06 - Stephen Eames (Part 2) - Writing the Rāroa Staff Wellbeing Book( 0:28:44)       
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Series 2 - Show 06 - Stephen Eames (Part 2) - Writing the Rāroa Staff Wellbeing Book Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 08-10-2019 - S2 - Show 05 - Stephen Eames (Part 1) - Wellbeing Models( 0:26:58)       
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Series 2 - Show 05 - Stephen Eames (Part 1) - Wellbeing Models Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 01-10-2019 - Series 2 - Show 04 - Mental Fitness in the Classroom- with Adrienne Buckingham( 0:26:54)       
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Series 2 - Show 04 - Mental Fitness in the Classroom- with Adrienne Buckingham - How do we teach wellbeing to teenagers? In this interview, Denise and Adrienne discuss the Mental Fitness Program Adrienne designed and taught to Year 10 boys in Dunedin, NZ. The language of mental fitness is used to appeal to teenage boys and echoes the familiar language of physical fitness. Students found MenFit a practical, collaborative and fun course which helped improve their wellbeing. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 17-09-2019 - Series 2 - Show 02 - The First Three Years of a Wellbeing Agenda – with Sonya Papps( 0:25:10)       
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The First Three Years of a Wellbeing Agenda – with Sonya Papps - How do schools actually get started and build buy in? In this podcast, Denise and Sonya discuss implementing a Wellbeing Agenda at Taipei European School to address student wellbeing concerns and enhance school culture. Working with UK-based executive coach Clive Leach, the school designed a three-year plan to address Whole-School Wellbeing. Sonya shares how this plan is unfolding in her school. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 10-09-2019 - Series 2 - Show 01 - The Educator’s Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing - Lucy and Denise( 0:27:20)       
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In this season of Bringing Wellbeing to Life Dr Denise Quinlan looks at what schools are doing to support wellbeing for students and staff, with interviews from experts from around the world. Today Denise gives the interviewing chair to colleague Adrienne Buckingham, educator and wellbeing facilitator with the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. Adrienne asks Denise and Lucy Hone about the lessons learned from writing their book The Educator’s Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing - a book that brings together and celebrates the work being done to support wellbeing in schools in Aotearoa/NZ and across the globe. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 12-09-2018 - Show 15 - Band4Hope - a public wellbeing initiative - Lockie McWilliam( 0:20:6)       
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Show 15 - Band4Hope - a public wellbeing initiative - Denise talks to Locky McWilliam, founder of Band4Hope, a large-scale public wellbeing initiative. Designed to increase kindness, hope and our sense of shared humanity. It is based on the African concept of Ubuntu - our shared humanity. Learn why Locky wants us to wear and share hope. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 05-09-2018 - Show 14 - Resilience: why it matters and how to build it - Lucy Hone( 0:25:9)       
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Show 14 - Resilience: why it matters and how to build it - Resilience – our ability to cope with challenge and bounce back from adversity is useful throughout our lives. Denise talks to Lucy Hone about resilience after loss and resilience strategies, Learn the 4 ways we use resilience and strategies to build resilience in adults or children. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/5/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 29-08-2018 - Show 13 - Managing anxiety - Emma Woodward( 0:25:59)       
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Show 13 - Managing anxiety - Is there ‘shark music’ on your internal radio? If so, you might want some strategies for anxiety. Denise talks to Emma Woodward about managing anxiety in young people and their parents. It’s about having a plan you ‘practice when it’s easy, so it’s easy when it’s hard. Learn how to calm your emotional brain so that your thinking brain can get back in the driving seat. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/29/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 22-08-2018 - Show 12 - Building resilience to perform at your best - John Quinn( 0:27:1)       
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Show 12 - Building resilience to perform at your best - Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/22/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 15-08-2018 - Show 11 - Social and emotional skills to navigate the world - Sue Roffey( 0:29:29)       
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Show 11 - Social and emotional skills to navigate the world - We all need social and emotional skills to navigate the world. We can teach them in schools. Denise taks to Dr Sue Roffey about why social and emotional learning matters in schools, and why relationships are at the heart of successful behaviour change for young people. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/15/2018 10:30:00 AM

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Host: Denise Quinlan
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