Episode 17 - Raising Stress-Proof Kids
06, March 2018
In this episode, Tracy Burton interviews Dr Shelley Davidow, a lecturer in curriculum and pedagogy at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Davidow is also an international author and educator. For the past twenty years she has written and taught in various settings around the world, and is an advocate for social justice and the mitigating the effects of stress on children both at home and in the classroom. Dr Davidow's research into the physical effects of stress and anxiety on the body; particularly the nervous system is truly fascinating. Her books include the recently released Raising Stress-Proof Kids (Exisle 2014, Familius, 2015).
Episode 16: Supporting kids through tough times
05, February 2018
In the first episode of 2018, Tracy Burton talks to Dr Ali Black - a highly regarded early childhood specialist who lectures in Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Dr Black is an innovative arts-based and narrative researcher who seeks to foster connectedness, community, wellbeing and meaning-making through the building of reflective and creative lives and identities. She is widely published and considered an expert in several areas of early childhood education.