Larkin on the Shore ft. Jean Mills

By Stephen 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.

Today we welcome Ontario-based author, Jean Mills, to the Launch Pod. Her latest YA novel, Larkin on the Shore, was released in January 2020, just before the pandemic lockdown. Here’s a description of her novel:

Larkin Day is a messed up 16-year-old. She just escaped a nasty year in high school to spend a summer of refuge in seaside Nova Scotia. It’s here she learns that the best way to heal is to give in to something greater than yourself. But when an arsonist attempts to destroy that one thing she holds dear, Larkin is forced to figure out a way to expose the criminal while keeping her life from coming off the rails.

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

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.