#EduCrush
Imagining what education could be
What will the world look like in 20 years? How will we prepare young people to thrive in this uncertain future? What is the purpose of education? Answering these questions is daunting. I am in awe of anyone willing to try. On the podcast, I have the privilege of learning from inspirational teachers, leaders, innovators & activists who are passionate about what education could be. Together, we can crush it.

REGULARLY UPLOADED

All Episodes

Assessment has many negative emotions attached to it due to the history of the word, yet it has so much potential to cultivate the equitable learning communities we all dream of. Adelee Penner has experienced the school system in a wide range of…

Bookmark(0)

Though we are learning more about the importance of human connections in schools and workplaces, which are the relationships that actually drive learning? In this solo episode, host Natalie Vardabasso explains how our relationships with a mentor, a…

Bookmark(0)

We all have memories of Sex Ed that are filled with embarrassment and shame. How might we change our collective experience of this topic? How might we reimagine Sex Ed as relationship education? Alex Noel worked for many years as a Sexual Health…

Bookmark(0)

Loni discovered a purpose-driven passion for PBL as a teacher at High Tech High in San Diego and has been on a quest to bring it to the world. She is currently the founding partner of “Imagine If” a Denmark-based organization that aims to reimagine…

Bookmark(0)

On the episode, we unpack how students were challenged to deepen and demonstrate their understanding of Ecosystems and Visual Literacy in a grade 7 interdisciplinary project. Teacher Jaclyn Demmers also shares her newfound insights about the potential…

Bookmark(0)

What is the truth about teacher leadership? Is it an exciting opportunity to become a change agent, or, is it just another managerial manifestation of the status quo? Randy Swift and Pedro Dones III are two teacher leaders from New York who have had…

Bookmark(0)

EduPodlooza is an all-day marathon, live-stream event featuring some of the dopest names in the education podcast space. The poetry slam segment was a collaboration between the following EduPodcasters who shared their own poems and responded to poems…

Bookmark(0)

Despite our best intentions, collaboration in schools often looks more like cooperation (at best), or polite dysfunction (at worst). As an NCAA div 1 basketball coach and strategic business development professional, Tim Lewis has learned a lot that…

Bookmark(0)

In this project feature episode, we explore how drama teacher Leeanne McLim reimagined the classic “Haunted House” project in response to the pandemic. While students learned a myriad of life skills through planning, pitching, designing, and hosting…

Bookmark(0)

On the episode, we explore the relationship between social-emotional learning and lower-case “l” literacy. 

Bookmark(0)

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.