Teachers Supporting Teachers – the global podcast

The Teachers Supporting Teachers podcast, hosted by ECU's Professor Narelle Lemon and Marnie Harris, has launched a new thought-provoking series. The latest instalment delves into the complexities and rewards of teaching - from the city to the country.

Teachers Supporting Teachers – the global podcast
Jan Drew, Director of Global Student.

First published by ECU

The Teachers Supporting Teachers podcast has launched a new thought-provoking series that delves into the complexities and rewards of the job, in the city, regions and in remote communities.

Hosted by Edith Cowan University (ECU) Professor Narelle Lemon and Marnie Harris, the series aims to provide a platform for meaningful discussions and insights that support pre-service and current teachers navigating diverse educational landscapes.

Eliot Money, Principal of Derby District High School
Eliot Money, Principal of Derby District High School.

"What we are talking about in this exciting new series is the incredible experiences of being a teacher in remote, regional and rural locations. And it's the format of podcasting that is allowing us to hear these stories through rich conversations that reveal all the nuances that are often forgotten or not spoken about," Professor Lemon said.

The series draws upon the hosts' extensive expertise and personal experiences in the field, as they engage with a carefully selected group of guests who bring a wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives to the conversation.

"Hearing the stories, insights and advice from our podcast guests was truly inspiring. I look forward to applying these learnings to strengthen our pre-service teacher program and to enhance collaboration with industry partners," Marnie Harris said.

Guests on the podcast come from a variety of backgrounds, and include a current pre-service teacher, a graduate teacher, principals from the Kimberley region, and a leader in the field of remote professional experiences, who offer valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by educators in remote communities.

The series also takes a deep dive into the world of international education, where experts share experiences and strategies for fostering global relationships and cultural awareness among pre-service teachers.

"There's really nothing quite like this. Teachers Supporting Teachers is a podcast born during the pandemic from the need to be connected and hear from each other. Each series is different. And Series 9 is a perfect example of this. We are utilising the intimacy of oral language and listening so deeply to hear how we are actually so connected in regional, rural, and remote spaces as teachers.

"I have goosebumps as I think about the richness of these stories we have captured. The pure energy from each episode is incredible, I'm so humbled that we can share these stories in this way," Professor Lemon explained.

Through in-depth interviews and reflective discussions, the series explores the multifaceted nature of teaching in all settings.

"We are so excited about this new series, it really addresses the critical issues such as cultural responsiveness, community engagement, and the importance of self-care for educators working in these unique contexts."

Head to https://www.buzzsprout.com/972709 and listen via your favourite podcast platform.


Professor Narelle Lemon

Professor Narelle Lemon

Professor Narelle Lemon is a ECU VC Professoriate Research Fellow and Professor of Education in the School of Education.

Mrs Marnie Harris

Mrs Marnie Harris

Mrs Marnie Harris is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies in the School of Education.