Podcasts

The Schools of Well-Being podcast invites you to listen to conversations I am having with fellow researchers and academics who explain the schools of through that influence what they think well-being and well-becoming means and how it connects to schools, students, teachers, educational leaders, and communities. I also have vibrant conversations with K-12 educators about the inspiring ways their schools are living out well-being and well-becoming. Our motto for this podcast? Come for the joy, stay for the flourishing! 

MAY 27, 2020

6.Distributive Social Justice and Well-Becoming: Heather Krepski

In this episode I talk to University of Manitoba doctoral candidate Heather Krepski about how she conceptualizes well-becoming for children and the important connections between social justice and student well-becoming.

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education B.Ed., Class of 2020). Artwork by Rebeca Heringer. This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds. It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/ . A special thank you to my guest on today’s episode: Heather Krepski.

MAY 20, 2020

5.Planting Seeds for Well-Becoming: Jameswood Alternative School

I have a conversation with teacher Lisa Neufeld about Jameswood Alternative School’s approach to student and staff well-being before Covid-19, and the work for well-becoming that she and her colleagues are continuing to engage in with the resilient youth population from her school during this time of social distancing.

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education B.Ed., Class of 2020). Artwork by Rebeca Heringer. This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds. It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/ . A special thank you to my guest on today’s episode: Lisa Neufeld.

MAY 13, 2020

4. Finding Hope in Middle School:
Dr. George Johnson Middle School

This episode is a lively, thought-provoking conversation with James Gibbs (Principal), Raya Charrier (Gr. 7 and 8 teacher and Assistant Principal) and Kelly Croy (Guidance Counselor) at Dr. George Johnson School, a middle school that is located in Gimli, Manitoba. We discuss the important connection between hope and middle school students’ well-being

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer. Editor: Rebeca Heringer. Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, B.Ed., Class of 2020). Artwork by Rebeca Heringer. This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds. It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/.  A special thank you to my guests on today’s episode: James Gibbs, Raya Charrier and Kelly Croy.

MAY 6, 2020

3.Well-being in Transitions from Middle to High School: Pembina Trails School Division

In this episode, I have a conversation with Jane Friesen (Director of Clinical and Extended Services for Pembina Trails School Division), Shannon Tipping (Principal of École Viscount Alexander) and Colleen Roberts (Principal of General Byng School). We talk about their three-year WB2 (Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools) Project, which focuses on improving well-being for students as they transition from middle school to high school.

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer

Editor: Rebeca Heringer

Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, B.Ed., Class of 2020)

Artwork by Rebeca Heringer

This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds.

It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/

A special thank you to my guests on today’s episode: Jane Friesen, Shannon Tipping, and Colleen Roberts.

APRIL 29, 2020

2.Talking to Thomas Falkenberg: Conceptualizing Well-being and
Well-becoming in Schools

Today I talk to Dr. Thomas Falkenberg (Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba). Thomas is a leader in the area of well-being in schools in Manitoba and across Canada. In this episode, Thomas shares his work creating a conceptual framework for well-being and well-becoming in schools and describes some of the collaborative partnerships he has initiated at school, divisional, and provincial levels.

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer

Editor: Rebeca Heringer

Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, B.Ed., Class of 2020)

Artwork by Rebeca Heringer

This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds.

It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/

A special thank you to my guest on today’s episode, Dr. Thomas Falkenberg.

APRIL 22, 2020

1. Welcome to Schools of Well-Being

In this first episode, I tell a few stories about who I am, why I’m launching this podcast to connect to my wider educational community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why we hope you will keep listening to the episodes on well-being in schools that will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Attributes

Host: Dr. Jen Watt, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Executive Producers: Jen Watt and Rebeca Heringer

Editor: Rebeca Heringer

Music composed and performed by Malcolm Ericastilla-Somers (University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, B.Ed., Class of 2020)

Artwork by Rebeca Heringer

This podcast is funded through support from my University of Manitoba Research Start-Up Funds.

It is hosted on the Well-being and Well-becoming in Schools in Canada Research Initiative website: http://wellbeinginschools.ca/podcast/