In Conversation with Stephen Hurley – Diana Susskind (Stonework Play)

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Diana Suskind, Ed.D and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, is an international Early Childhood consultant and artist. She is also the founder and developer of Stonework Play, an invitation extended to children and adults to create meaningful stories through contact with nature.

In this conversation, Diana tells about the spirit and power of using stones as a “kinesthetic medium” for storytelling and meaning-making.

Find out more about Stonework play:…ful-engagement/



Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.