Ep 104: Tolerating Discomfort & Embracing Challenges

Ready to explore the surprising impact of student behaviour on teacher wellbeing and discover powerful insights for creating a more resilient and thriving classroom environment?

In this insightful episode, Meg Durham invites Andrew Fuller, a clinical psychologist, to join her in a discussion about the challenges teachers face, particularly in the wake of pandemic-related disruptions.

Explore how students’ tendencies towards risk aversion are reshaping classroom dynamics and why nurturing a culture of embracing challenges is critical for their growth.

Uncover the hidden consequences of structural changes in education and their effects on teacher stress levels.

You’ll learn how effective feedback can empower students, regardless of their individual response preferences.

Press play to find solutions for a more supportive and adaptable educational system that prioritises positive relationships and student growth.

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ How we are becoming more risk adverse.

▫️ Why learning strengths matter

▫️ How relationships will always be at the heart of learning.

▫️ And so much more.

You can quote us on that…

“I’m tired of having a world in which their teacher’s wellbeing is the collateral damage of a successful school.”

Andrew Fuller

“We’ve become a very cautious population now; one that wants to play it incredibly safe.”

Andrew Fuller

“Every day there’s always something different, which is the joy of working with kids.”

Andrew Fuller


Andrew Fuller – Website | LinkedIn | Books | Learning Strengths

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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