Screeched ft. Charis Cotter

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.

Newfoundland-based author, Charis Cotter is launching two books this fall: “Footsteps in Bay de Verde—A Mysterious Tale” and “Screeched—Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland”.

Charis joins us on the Canadian Launch Pod today to talk about the storytelling tradition and, in particular, the power (and fun) of the ghost story.

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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.