I’m so excited to bring you this episode of the podcast with a woman who I’m sure needs no introduction!
Gabbie Stroud is a freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher. Her critical commentary of Australia’s education system was published in Griffith Review’s Edition 51 Fixing The System. Links to the essay went ‘viral’ on social media and the essay was viewed 24 000 times within the first two weeks of publication.
‘Teacher’ is Gabbie’s memoir, expanding on that essay and bringing readers into today’s challenging classrooms.
So in this episode of the Teacher Wellbeing Podcast Gabbie shares with us a bit about her story and we talk about her brilliant book, and how it has really lifted the lid on the conversation around education in the Australian media landscape. We talk about the shifts Gabbie has seen in education in the last 20 years, and the shifts in her language and feeling and life that eventually led her to making the decision not to teach anymore in this current system.
We ended up having such a great chat that it went for an hour, so I’ve split it into two parts. You’ll hear the first part of our conversation this week and the second part next week, so stay tuned for that!
You can find Gabbie on Facebook or Instagram @gabbiestroud and Twitter @gj_stroud