Bricker by Bricker
Building Productive Parternships Between Home and School
Jamie and Carol Bricker have over 60 years of education-related experience between them, and they are looking to share that experience with you! Bricker by Bricker focuses on the important relationship between home and school, and provides focused and timely insights on how we can work together to ensure that those relationships are productive, powerful and fulfilling.

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It’s the beginning of August and a time when parents begin to plan for their child’s return to school. As families and educators await the Ontario government’s school plan, Jamie and Carol focus on the home/school partnership and what both parties…

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Another school year has come to a close however, this year, the closure was very different for many students and families. As they move into the summer, families need to take an opportunity to focus on each other. In today’s podcast, Jamie and Carol…

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This past school year has been tumultuous for parents, children and all educational stakeholders. Now the end of the school year is here and the decision has been made to keep Ontario schools closed in June. In today’s podcast, Jamie and Carol…

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This past school year has been very disruptive for students, parents and educational staff and many parents are frustrated with the interruptions to their children’s learning. In today’s podcast, Jamie and Carol discuss what is learning and suggest…

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Ontario implemented a new Math curriculum this past fall with a focus on improving math scores for students, providing opportunities for students to solve every day math problems and increasing students’ employability for jobs of the future. Today,…

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Many of us remember reading Dr. Seuss as children and March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day. So, it’s a great time to celebrate a timeless author and discuss how reading Dr. Seuss can help develop a child’s early literacy skills. In today’s podcast, Jamie and…

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The pandemic has highlighted many inequities and disconnects within education but it has also provided Ministries of Education with some valuable lessons. Some of the changes that have occurred in education over the last 11 months will have a lasting…

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Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th and is a great opportunity for families to celebrate literacy in their homes. In today’s podcast, Jamie and Carol discuss the importance of literacy, what literacy looks like in the 21st century and…

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2020 was quite a year for families and the impact the pandemic had on our children’s education has been concerning for many. In today’s podcast, Jamie and Carol look back at 2020 to discuss what they have learned from this experience and also their…

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At the beginning of December, Jamie and Carol were joined by Addiction Therapist and children’s author, Joshua Andrus to discuss how children have been using technology during this pandemic. In today’s podcast, they continue their discussion about…

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Author

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.