We Can Do Hard Things (With Laurie McIntosh)

By Morgane Michael

This is KindSight 101, the podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. Together, by challenging our assumptions and venturing beyond the status quo in education, we can make a BIG impact...one small act at a time.

Laurie McIntosh is an amazing change-making educator in Alberta who goes by @mrsmacskinders on the socials. She has made waves on the podcast with her previous appearances, discussing her unique and magical approaches to creating a sense of community and kindness within the classroom. She has just written a book with Dr. Jody Carrington called Teachers These Days, which focuses on the importance of teacher wellness as a conduit for student wellness and thriving. Laurie and I sit down to talk about how the pandemic has surprised us, the power of creativity as an expression of our humanity, and digging into our capacity for vulnerability. I hope you love this conversation as much as I did!