We Are Still Hunter—Gatherers

By Bill Adair

A voicEd Radio Book Club featuring the very grounded thinking of BC-based educator Bill Adair. We're using Bill's book, The Emotionally Connected Classroom to explore the importance and the impact of attending to the emotional lives of the students in our classroom.

In this second episode of the Emotionally Connected Bookclub, Bill Adair digs into some of the misconceptions that people tend to hold about the rise in anxiety among young people.

Bill frames the conversation using the idea that our brains are still keyed to the need for the type of connectedness experienced by our Hunter/Gatherer ancestors.

Finally, we walk into a typical classroom and look around using the lens of the Hunter/Gatherer frame, asking how we can intentionally create opportunities for more emotional connections.

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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. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.