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33. Neurodiverse Classrooms with Millie Carr

Jane interviews Millie Car from Millie Carr Books. Millie has ADHD, three neurodiverse children and is a primary school teacher in Melbourne.


– Millie talks about proactively setting up the classroom for neurodiverse learning from day one, let’s not wait for something to happen,

let’s get ahead of it.

– This is great for diagnosed kids, pre-diagnosis kids or undetected kids by just NOT expecting all kids to act neurotypical.

– Can we cater to multiple diagnosis’ with one approach ie. small changes in the classroom can make a big difference.

– Expectations on parents vs expectation on teachers.

– Home work expectations – can we all just do the bare minimum please?

– The changes to inclusion being implemented in Australia.

– Millie talks passionately about creating a culture of accepting all different students, how can we change the culture in schools?

– Teachers need time set aside for professional development for ADHD, ASD and neurodiversities. We can’t expect them to just know.

– Jane calls for an overhaul of the education system (yet again).

– Millie discusses the teacher shortage and Jane discusses how it feels to be a parent where it feels the principal is always on the teacher’s side.

– Jane loses her shit and gets on the high horse and regrets some of her wording about schooling system and the mental health crisis in our young


– Primary vs secondary education and how inclusion works.

– Millie and Jane discuss how yelling at neurodiverse kids just doesn’t work.

– Why have we moved forward with inclusion in the workforce but not in schools?

– Are we getting to a place now that we know the system isn’t working but we don’t know what to do differently?

– Millie gives advice on how she personally would pick a school for her child, what to look for, what to avoid.

– Millie and Jane discuss private vs public (controversial topics lol)

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