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Ilana Ben-ari is the founder of Twenty One Toys, a toy company with a heart for learning and development. In this conversation, we talk about the connections between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, the importance of failure and how toys…

Maegen Black is the Executive Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation, an organization that supports and promotes Craft across the country. In this conversation, we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the Craft community, the differences and…

Chey Cheyney talks about shifting his teaching this week to plan for some “in the moment” experiences with his students. In the wake of this week’s Inauguration Ceremonies in the US, we talk about the politics of current events, but the power of…

Doug McDowall is preparing for this year’s Robbie Burns Day festivities. In this episode of Mornings with McDowall, we talk about the search for the haggis, the power of the bagpipe and whiskey school. Oh, and there’s more that I’m probably missing…

Alan Morgan is an Entrepreneurial Specialist at the Innovation Academy, University College, Dublin. Alan joins me this morning to explore the difference between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. We discuss reframing failure and the…

Donna Fry is settling in to her new home in Yellowknife where she has taken on the role of Superintendent for the Northwest Territories Department of Education. We talk about her journey, what she is learning about her new community and the importance…

Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook joins us from Ottawa to discuss the discovery of the origins of his name, the importance of narrative inquiry and the concept of currere.

Rick Kelly is the founder of Just Us—A Centre for Restorative Practices. This morning, we talk about how ecosystem thinking might allow us to think differently about the children in our care, and the systems that we design to nurture them.

Derek Rhodenizer is joined by Carol Salva to talk about their high school math experiences, the return to bricks and mortar schools (or not) and coffee habits.

Robert Martellacci joins us this morning to talk about a conversation that he had with futurist Jim Carroll. A lively conversation about moving fast, moving slow, credentialling and more.

Dr. Lisa Lucas went through a whole lot before this morning’s broadcast to “unnerve” herself and then she joined us to demonstrate some of the strategies she uses to regain a sense of calm.

This morning, Steve Hall (@aboutlearning) and I pick up on the conversation about community-led learning and how resources in our community might be seen as a form of education currency. Could this be a way forward in our conversations about a…

Our conversations with Charles Pascal continue and today we take up the conversation about recognizing our influential teachers, asking ourselves what it is about their style, personality or approach made such an impact, and understanding that these…

Irish educator, John Doran, identifies himself as a Possibilitarian, a phrase that I hadn’t heard before. We explore what that means, how John’s sense of strategic optimism has allowed him to move through these pandemic times in a hopeful way, and the…

In his book, Leading from the Inside Out, Charles Pascal invites us to consider our most influential teachers and reach out to them to let them know how much they influenced us. My grade eight teacher, Mr. Gene Way joins me this morning on voicEd Radio.

Nicole Peña is Program Director at Art Starts TO, a not-for-profit that seeks to create vibrant communities through community-based arts programming and projects, mentorship, and professional development for emerging/newcomer artists.

Find out more…

We head to Dublin, Ireland, to catch up with Rita Smyth, the founder of Role Playing for Training, an organization that uses role playing and the tools of drama to enable companies, organizations and institutions learn to have better conversations….

Paul Signorelli joins us this morning to talk about his new book, Change the World Using Social Media. We talk about the power of social media platforms to create community, nurture a sense of action, if not activism, and what this could mean for our…

In this episode, David Price speaks about changing (!) protocol at the Palace, and challenging status quo in the way we look at schools. We focus on New Roads, a unique school in Santa Monica, California. It’s the school that youth activist Amanda…

Al Pisano has his feet planted on many parts of the education landscape and he joins me this morning to discuss some of the places where he is finding resonance and hope. We talk about leadership, and the need to maintain a 30 000 ft view while, at…

Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Vice Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, joins me to talk about his grounding dissertation research based on his time with the The United Houma Nation in Louisiana. We talk about the roots of that research,…

Carol Salva calls in to encourage me to dive into my desire (or lack of) to learn how to dance. Later in the conversation, Carol is joined by Noa Daniel to talk about their respective experiences of preparing for their children’s quinceañera (Carol)…

This morning Chey Cheyney joins us to talk about baseball spring training, the transition from pivoting to turning, if not twirling, and the plans for this week’s Staff Room podcast.

Doug McDowall has taken on an online teaching role with the Peel District School Board. We talk about that adventure, the challenges of water flossers and wake up calls!

Dr. Astrid Kendrick has been involved in research that is looking at the mental health lives of Alberta teachers using the lenses of compassion stress, compassion fatigue and burnout. Astrid joins me this morning to talk about the early results of…

Janice Neil is the Chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, Toronto. Janice joined us this morning to talk about what brought her into the field, the issue of journalistic objectivism, the rise of citizen journalism and a little look…

Dr. Lisa Lucas waxes poetic about her new home and surrounding farmland, finding journals that she wrote as a little girl and signs of hope during this time of “winter”.

Carol Salva and Doug Peterson called in to the morning show today to discuss, among other things, signs of hope for the future. Important, given the current pandemic context, the season of the year and the need to find light.

How do we recognize the opportunities for community-based/led learning experiences and how do we make them happen more often. Steve Hall joins me this morning to discuss. The conversation even inspired Carol Salva to call with her story and perspective.

Pav Wander drops by for a Monday morning chat about her teaching life during the pandemic, The Drive broadcast on voicEd Radio and the latest edition of The Staff Room Podcast, “A New Virtual”.

We covered a lot of ground this morning as David Price made his way into the voicEd Radio studios (virtually, of course!). As usual, our opening conversation about music led us into conversations about the life of the artist, the experience of…

Rebecca Chambers is a long-time educator who has taken her passion for student-led learning to the world through the creation of R.I.S.E. Academy, an online alternative, inquiry-based high school that is serving the world.

Rebecca joins me this…

Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. He joins us this morning to talk about his research interests, trends in teacher education his voicEd Radio podcast, Fookn Conversations

Phil Evans is a Global Educator and IB Strategy Initiatives Incubation and Innovation Team member. He lives and works in Washington, D.C. and has unique perspectives on this week’s events at the Capitol and how teachers can help students make sense of…

Andrea Auger is Reconciliation and Research Manager at the First Nations Child & Family
Caring Society. She joins us this morning to talk about her work with the Caring Society and, in particular, Touchstones to Hope.

Learn more about the Caring…

Dr. Todd Cunningham is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE/UT. He joins us this morning to help unpack the complexities of speaking with our children about powerful, if not traumatic, events…

Doug McDowall on the early days of tech support, cultural diversity and much more.

Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director at the MEHRIT Centre, an organization dedicated to educating, connecting and conducting research around Self-Reg as conceived of by Dr. Stuart Shanker.

Susan joins me this morning to bring a self-reg lens to…

Derek Rhodenizer comes by on the eve of his 40th birthday, but is immediately greeted by well wishes from Carol Salva and a “trolling” challenge from Doug McDowall.

A group of educators from Ireland and Vietnam are gathered with Alan Morgan and David Price to imagine a post-pandemic education system. They’re part of of the Enterprising Educators program at University College, Dublin and this morning, David, Alan,…

An introduction to the work of Tom Schimmer, his take on assessment and evaluation and how to recognize a culture of assessment in our schools.

https://tomschimmer.com/

This morning, Derek Rhodenizer drops by to talk about, among other things, the prospect of a more extensive lockdown and the continued shutdown of face-to-face learning for Ontario students.

Steve Hall has a vision for how we can doing education differently. Today, Steve drops by to talk about one of the pillars of his thinking——community-led learning.

Dr. Philip Loring is Associate Professor, Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph. His new book, “Finding Our Niche: Toward A Restorative Human Ecology” invites us to imagine a…

A special visit to round out 2020 on Hurley in the Morning. It’s Doug McDowall with conversations about Dodge Challenger, the tech-year(s) in review, NYE, Chinese food, beach wear, fish dinners, personal hygiene, and ice fishing.

David Price drops by for a conversation about a blog entry that he had penned earlier in the morning. David is looking ahead to 2021 with a sense of hope and here’s why:

https://davidpriceobe.medium.com/2021-the-year-of-hope-5dd67f26a096

Steve Hall is here with a special cup of coffee and some great pre-holiday reflections!

Canadian author and poet, Sheree Fitch is here to talk about, among other things, her new (and highly acclaimed) book, Summer Feet. Some special “surprise” guests and a wonderful conversation about the power of poetry in our times of joy and sorrow.

Donna Fry and Kirsten Thompson are here to give away prizes for the #tweetthehalls and #streakaway2020 contests. This and a great discussion on networking in a time of pandemic.

I had the pleasure of having Megan Apa in one of my most memorable years of teaching. It was great to catch up with Megan this morning and find out about her life as a creative——what led her down that path and how a creative lens has allowed her to…

Cassy Weber is the CEO of Mindfuel, an education technology leader that brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to life, both inside and outside the K-12 classroom.

Cassy is here to talk about Canada’s position in the world as an…

Chey Cheyney joins us to talk about gearing up for the holidays, some project work and a few plans for turning up the volume on the work that he and Pav are doing in the education space.

Deeply affected by his self-imposed self-isolation, Doug McDowell joins us to share some Friday morning cheer, a really inappropriate elephant story and some Christmas memories involving board games and snack foods.

It’s get-away day for Derek Rhodenizer as they prepare to spend a few days cutting wood, enjoying the outdoors and settling in to Christmas vacation.

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins me for a Wednesday morning reflection on “joy”, in its large sense, and in its more discrete sense.

https://practicingpresence.life

Dr. Hannah Harrison has taken her passion for fishing and the communities surrounding the fishing industry into her work as a Postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geography, University of Guelph.

Recently, Dr. Harrison wrote an article for The…

It’s birthday week at voicEd Radio and Dr. Charles Pascal is here to celebrate the release of his latest book, “Leading from the Inside Out: Hard-Earned Lessons from Education, Government and … Baseball”. In this conversation, we dig into the…

Dr. Beverley Brenna is an author and a professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her recent article in The Conversation, “Picture this: These beautiful books help children read the world” points to the power…

Fred Witteveen is the CEO of Children Believe, an Ontario-based charity dedicated to helping children all around the world gain access to high quality education. Fred is here this morning to talk about how he came to be doing this work, his hopes for…

Terry Greene drops by today to talk about a recent Teach-in Against Surveillance, a benefit event organized to educate us about the pernicious use of surveillance technology to proctor examinations in Canada’s post-secondary institutions. According to…

Bryan Gibson and Devin Carberry are educators and members of the team at Learnlife. It’s an organization dedicated to “building an open ecosystem for a new lifelong learning paradigm.” We talked to Bryan and Devin to discover exactly what that means…

Ella Reilly is a student and youth activist from Portsmouth, UK. She joined me today to unpack the meaning of activism, how it could be different than engagement, and the tools that young people need in order to support an active and activated…

Derek Rhodenizer feels very strongly about the power of informal learning opportunities, but is adamant that they not be appropriated by formal systems of learning.

Steve Hall is here this morning to continue the conversation on chaos and complexity that we began last week. Steve introduces us to the idea of adding something to our systems of thinking designed to stir things up, without causing them to collapse….

Trish Cizlak and Sandra Boyes are the passionate minds behind the Crescent Centre for Boys Education. It’s a unique research centre dedicated to exploring questions around how school systems can best serves boys.

In this conversation, we explore the…

Dr. Bonnie Stewart is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at University of Windsor. She drops by today to talk about a recent piece she wrote for The Conversation, “Online exam monitoring can invade privacy and erode trust at…

It was wonderful to welcome Carol Salva back to the live voicEd Radio airwaves. This morning, we had the opportunity to explore new approaches to seeing and supporting EL Learners, both in our bricks and mortar and virtual environments.

I’m joined this morning by Dr. Lynda Colgan, professor in Elementary Mathematics at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. This morning, we’re talking about a recent article that she wrote for The Conversation: “Why a computer isn’t the first…

Pav Wander on the rhythm of last night’s episode of The Drive, the rhythm of the last week before the holidays and this week’s episode of The Staffroom featuring a conversation on flipping the curriculum in the assessment/evaluation process.

Fresh off an early winter weekend at the cottage, Derek Rhodenizer weighs in on unplugging, a shortage of kindling, the Elf-on-the-Shelf and his Christmas branch.

Lindsey Barr is the founder of World Changing Kids, a social enterprise dedicated to character education, leadership development, community building and social justice. Lindsey joins us this morning to talk about the development of the organization…

Chey Cheyney joins the Friday morning parade of wit by reflecting on his own sense of identity, the week that was and some topics for this week’s Staffroom Podcast!

Doug McDowall drops in to tell of his family’s plan to impose a pre-holiday self-isolation. He begins the conversation, quite literally, by thinking outside the box! We also take time to clear up a theological “mis-conception” and things just flowed…

Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education at MediaSmarts, an organization that has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996.

Today Matthew joins us to talk about the…

Adrian Del Monte is the host of a new podcast on voicEd Radio. Today, Adrian drops by to explore the inspiration behind the Wholehearted Teaching podcast.

Robert Martellacci joins us from the holodeck of the Mindshare Workspace for his weekly exploration of the Canadian EdTech space.

It’s been a while since we’ve had Noa Daniel and Derek Rhodenizer together in the voicEd Radio studio. A nice cross-over this morning as we explore Hanukkah, Adam Sandler and report cards.

“Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future” explores the untapped resource that Canada has in those that have left the country to go out into the world. Author John Stackhouse is passionate about intentionally leveraging the energy, talent…

Derek Rhodenizer and I began our conversation this morning talking coffee (not the first time), but were joined midway by Carol Salva from Houston, Texas. A great moment of serendipity.

This week, Dr. Lisa Lucas joins me to explore different meanings of “peace”.

Chuck Jaeger was the first pilot known to have broken the sound barrier. He passed away this week at the age of 97. Joining me this morning to talk about the science behind the sonic boom is Zurich-based educator Alex Black.

Steve Hall joins us this morning from Staffordshire, UK to talk about, among other things, how chaos theory encourages us to consider the emergent patterns, ideas and innovation that can come when we start to consider what is beneath the surface and…

Dr. David Waddington teaches in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University, Montreal. He’s also the editor of Philosophical Inquiry in Education, the Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society.

Learn more about the journal:…

Pav Wander (The Staffroom Podcast, The Drive on voicEd Radio) is here to talk about reading newspapers, covering songs and teaching practice and the creativity involved in taking an idea and making it your own.

David Price (The Power of Us) joins me this morning to talk about a predominant metaphor for rebuilding old systems and organizations and growing new ones. It’s called Hügelkultur; powerful as a gardener, and powerful as an image for thinking about…

Derek Rhodenizer is a new cottage owner and he drops in this morning to talk about the experience of moving in, connecting with neighbours and putting together a bunk bed.

Liam Hurley drops by the studio this morning to talk about holiday giving and receiving, surprises and more.

Dr. Marc Spooner is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. Marc is, arguably, Canada’s foremost authority (and critic) on Performance-based models of funding for Post-Secondary institutions and we were pleased to continue…

It’s the final week of our time with Sue Stephenson and Stand Up For Student Well Being. Today, comic, Jeremy Dobsky, joins us to talk about his work and, in particular, in his involvement with SUSWB. (https://suswb.ca)

Milton District High School teacher, Allison Welbourn and MDHS student, Davis Henry join us to talk about a special project that has connected them with seniors in their home community, and across the province, during the Pandemic.

Youth Ottawa is dedicated to giving young people in that city the skills, confidence and support they need to reach their full potential. Today we are joined by Executive Director, Ian Bingeman who drops by for an opening conversation about the…

Last evening, Chey Cheyney was a member of the #OnEdMentors panel and he drops by this morning to talk about the experience. Community and creativity were last night’s theme and we expand that a little by exploring the importance of imagination.

Sara Candela was awake pretty early this morning and gives us a call from her home in L.A. We talk about Swivl-ling during the Pandemic, The Dock and how people can participate in this week’s episode.

Doug McDowall tries to trip Fr. Hurley up on his knowledge of Catholic catechism. When that doesn’t work, we turn to cheap wine, craft beer and the art of brewing.

Hot on the heels of the CAN-AM event at this years online ISTE conference, it’s Robert Martellacci with his weekly take on what’s happening in the EdTech space.

Saumiya Balasubramaniam’s new picture book, Two Drops in a Cloud of White, (Ill. Eva Campbell) is a heart-warming tale of a mother and child who have two different perspectives on the first winter in their new home. In today’s conversation, we explore…

Today, Claudiu Popa joins us to discuss the idea/illusion of freedom in a world of technology as well as the plight of the artist in today’s big tech world.

Claudiu also invites us to explore The Agora, a new engagement platform designed to allow us…

Singer, songwriter, Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) joined me this morning to discuss, among other things, her approach to writing, what inspires her, her sense of musicianship and some news about upcoming appearances and album releases.

Learn more…

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins us this morning to discuss first snows, deep winter reflections and hope.

Visit Lisa at https://practicingpresence.life

Dr. Astrid Kendrick is Project Lead for an initiative sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA and the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP): “Compassion Fatigue, Emotional Labour and Educator Burnout”.

Chris Glover is the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Spadina-Fort York in Toronto. He serves as the NDP Critic for Colleges and Universities and so it is not surprising that he has some poignant (and important) things to say about the…

Rick Kelly is the Founder of Just Us—A Centre for Restorative Practice. He joins us this morning to talk about his perspective on the Ontario government’s plan to move towards a Performance-based Funding Model for Post-Secondary institutions.

Donna Fry is the Superintendent of the Pine Creek School Division in Manitoba and she drops by to discuss “Four Things” that are happening in her province:

1) #streak2020away
2) Jenni Donohoo and the design of the Manitoba Remote Learning Framework…

A fun conversation with Derek Rhodenizer on the value of a good snow shovel, a new life as a cottage owner and an invitation to join him on an ice fishing trip.

This morning, Hall and Hurley discuss the connections between emotions and learning. At one point, Hurley decides to impress through the introduction of John Henry Newman’s concepts of “notional” and “real” assent which he wrongly identifies as…

Pav Wander (The Staffroom Podcast & The Drive on voicEd Radio) drops by for her weekly chat. Today we explore new holiday traditions, the most recent Staffroom Podcast episode on Toxic Positivity and last evening’s theme of gratitude on The Drive.

Derek Rhodenizer is always on the lookout for ways to motivate his staff, especially on PD days. This morning, he describes an activity that might just take the cake…or the cheese!

Ann Weiler is an experiential educator for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and her heart for quality arts education has her concerned about the Ontario government’s move towards a performance-based funding model for the province’s…

Matthew Johnson is Director of Education for MediaSmarts and he’s here this morning to talk about a new course being offered to all educators, free of charge. It’s a 4 week program designed to open up imaginations around the power of making…

It’s Thanksgiving Eve in the U.S. and Lisa Lucas joins us to share a powerful story of a little boy who, despite his valiant struggle with cancer is bringing light and life to so many people.

Read more about Frankie and his story and, if you’re…

This week, the Ontario government re-introduced its plans to move to a Performance-based Funding model for the province’s post-secondary institutions. Dr. James Skidmore is Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies at the University of Waterloo….

Derek Rhodenizer returns to Hurley in the Morning to share with us his first cup of coffee and a few reflections on the week. Today, Derek and Stephen discuss some CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test ) testing that has been going on at his school…

Today we’re joined by comedian Trevor Burnett to talk about his journey into comedy, his experiences with SU4SWB and comedy as a form of art.

Today, Chey Cheyney calls in to discuss the origins of his name, his experience with Google Arts and Culture and an upcoming conversation on Toxic Positivity.

Retired (kind of) Ontario educator Doug McDowall drops by for his weekly visit. Today we talk about Christmas decorating, staff parties and relationships with parents.

We were pleased to welcome three more teacher candidates from OISE/UT into the voicEd Radio studios this morning. Candice Menzies, Emma Lavin and Dominicque Limos are all in Dr. Angela Nardozi’s virtual field placement program.

Happy Birthday, Suzanne Beliveau. Suzanne’s first book, Scrub, pits a bar of soap against a mighty virus. It’s a tale that will delight young and old and you can find out more about it here: https://www.captuscreations.ca/

Robert Martellacci drops by for his weekly chat about technology and education across Canada. Today’s leading question: “Are we still in crisis mode?”

Christine Ho Younghusband is currently teaching at the Faculty of Education, University of Northern British Columbia. She got up very early this morning to begin a conversation (!) about teaching, learning and what might be possible in education as we…

Today on our CyberSecurED conversation, Claudiu Popa joins us to discuss the aggressive surveillance cultural at the heart of exam proctoring software. Claudiu also gives a brief introduction to his plans to enliven as sense of the Public Square…

It’s Thanksgiving Eve in the U.S. and Lisa Lucas joins us to share a powerful story of a little boy who, despite his valiant struggle with cancer is bringing light and life to so many people.

Read more about Frankie and his story and, if you’re…

From Staffordshire, UK, it’s another visit from Steve Hall. This morning, we reflect more deeply on the self-directed learning dynamic and the differences between pedagogy and andragogy. In fact, is there really a dfifference?

Pav Wander drops by for her regular Monday morning visit. Today we talk about the importance of arts experiences, students and meditation and one hit wonders—this week’s theme on The Drive.

We were thrilled to welcome four teacher candidates from OISE/UT into the voicEd Radio studios this morning. Hannah Lidsky, Levanta Staggolis, Leda Mason & Jessica Trollope are all first year students in the Masters of Teaching program and have been…

Dr. Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Dr. Blackstock joins us this morning to talk about “Spirit Bear and Children Make History”, a film based on the book of the same name. It’s a film…

Irvin Studin is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Global Brief magazine, and President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions. He joins us on Hurley in the Morning to talk about the untold number of students who are not enrolled in meaningful…

This week, Doug McDowall drops by to make amends, explore the complexity of Purgatory and lament the loss of the Grey Cup party.

This morning, we’re joined by Sue Stephenson, the president and founder of Stand Up For Student Well Being and Toronto-based comedian, Harpreet Sehmbi. We talk about Harpreet’s journey into comedy and how she looks at the world through the eyes of a…

Dr. Lisa J. Lucas joins us on a bit of challenging morning to talk about deepening our sense of gratitude in times of anxiety and distress. We talk about gratitude as part of our operating systems, and how important it is to attend to and learn to…

The Canadian government has tabled legislation aimed at providing more transparency about and control over the information that citizens provide in their online life. Here to unpack the legislation and what it might mean for Canadians is security and…

US-born educator, Ilene Winokur has been living and working in Kuwait since 1984. She joins us this morning to talk about the idea of belonging, what it means to someone who chooses to live abroad and how that experience has influenced the…

Dr. Charles Pascal is professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at Toronto’s OISE/UT. He’s just about to release a book on his journey through thinking about leadership. “Leading from the Inside Out: Hard-earned Lessons…

Derek Rhodenizer drop by to retell a story of authentic and meaningful learning that involved a local food bank, a bunch of potato seeds and an entire community.

Steve Hall encourages us to think back on those moments (and momentos) of our learning life that truly engaged us. It’s a “treasure chest” activity that might just capture your imagination.

Cameron Jones with another poignant audio essay:

“To raise a barn, a building is to raise a learner of many things. It’s a window into seeking to know when there is something worth knowing that raises one and the question at once. “

Thunder Bay-based Peter Cameron is the 8th recipient of the Innovation in Geography Teaching Award from the The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Peter joined us this morning to talk about the award, his land-based approach to teaching and learning…

Derek Rhodenizer joins us for his first cup of coffee, the big questions in education that are capturing his imagination and a changing relationship with Social Media.

Pav Wander (The Drive and The Staff Room Podcast) drops by for her weekly visit to talk about this week’s episodes, a recent double exposure art project and more.

It’s National Clarinet Day and educator/clarinetist, Mark Carbone joins us to talk about his initial encounter with the clarinet, the versatility of the instrument and how advances in electronic music have impacted his musical life and appreciation…

Cameron Jones challenges us to think of the way that we are framing the conversation about learning during this pandemic. He pushes back against phrases, op-ed pieces and entire books that seem to think that, if we’re not planted in a formal education…

Another fun ending to Hurley in the Morning as Sue Stephenson and Chili Davis from Standup for Student Well-Being join us to talk about humour in the every day of things, how SUSWB got its start and ways that we can bring more fun and laughter to our…

Doug McDowall begins this morning’s conversation with a flu vaccine retraction but then delights us with a shaggy dog story from his high school days featuring a mouse trap, a piece of cheese and a talking mouse.

It’s World Kindness Day and we are joined by BC educator, Morgane Michael, host of the Kindsight 101 podcast, and a great conversation about the power of kindness. A perfect way to start the morning!

Derek Rhodenizer joins us this morning to talk about the week that was, including today’s marking of World Kindness Day, the best morning cup of coffee and his childhood memories of wooden spoons.

Ontario-based educator, Fiona Ross, has a very rare form of cancer. Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE) research is underfunded and Fiona wants to do something about it.

Hear Fiona’s story and learn how you can help by visiting:…

Mark and Caitlin Starowicz are the father-daughter team that directed Rebellion, a new documentary for The Nature of Things. The film follows the energy and impact of young climate activists, Greta Thunberg, Sophia Mathur and Jerome Foster, but opens…

Robert Martellacci (@mindsharelearn) drops by for a weekly chat about EdTech in Canada. Among other things, this week we discuss the various entrepreneurial mindsets that are active on the startup landscape.

We head to New Brunswick to speak with Karen Power who, along with Jeanne Spi:ller, has written a very practical book on leadershp. “Intentional Leadership: 8 Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC” captures many decades of life as a teacher,…

The province of Alberta is in the middle of a curriculum revision for Elementary Social Studies as well as the Arts. Some of the planning documents were recently leaked to the media and the resulting pushback has been palpable.

Joining me today to…

A fascinating conversation with Privacy and Cybersecurity expert, Claudiu Popa. We begin by reflecting on secrecy and cryptography during wartime to a discussion about privacy, security and secrecy in our modern age.

Learn more about Claudiu’s work…

Lisa Lucas drops by for her regular Wednesday morning conversation, focusing this week on the word “gratitude”.

Find out more about Lisa’s work at https://practicingpresence.life

A few weeks ago, Rick Kelly (@rkelly123) recommended that I read Humankind by Rutger Bregman and so I did. This morning Rick joins us to talk about the book, the alternative vision of human goodness presented by Bregman and what an adoption of this…

Noemi Weis is a documentary film-maker and her latest film, Connecting to Dots, uncovers the real voices of young people exploring issues of Mental Health. Noemi intends to contribute to a national conversation with November 19th release of the film….

Ontario-based educator, Tina Bergman, joins me this morning to respond to last week’s episode with Valerie Irvine on Multiple Modalities. Tina reflects on her own experience in moving through various tech-mediated modalities, both pre-pandemic and…

Steve Hall is in this morning to talk about the connection between identity in relation to both informal and formal learning and how we might create space in our learning spaces for both. I love these conversations, Steve!

Alex Garcia is host of the Art of Learning Podcast, now heard on voicEd Radio. Alex joins me this morning to talk about his life as a teacher, the conversations that he is looking to capture in his podcast and even some advice to listeners for the…

Pav Wander (The Staff Room Podcast/The Drive on voicEd Radio) joins us for a weekly conversation about life on the podcast and in her classroom. This morning, we discuss the latest episode of The Staff Room Podcast and her journey into the power of…

Carli Parsons and Sandy Millar are both administrators at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in the Ontario’s Waterloo Region District School Board. Together they have started the InnovatED podcast which is inspired by their passions for…

Donna Miller Fry is Superintendent of Manitoba’s Pine Creek School Division, the home of the Teacher Moderated Option (Telephone School) for students in that province. In today’s conversation, Donna speaks about the context of pandemic learning in…

Last week, Dr. Stuart Shanker tweeted:

“We tend to characterize adolescence as a time of mindless rebellion, but looked at through the lens of the Triune metaphor, a teen has a basic need to be free, and if it is not met, an unbearable tension…

Derek Rhodenizer drops by for another rather meandering conversation on Hurley in the Morning. We talk about DIY projects, telling jokes and septic tanks. That’s right.

Derek Brez is thinking deeply about questions of relationship and engagement in this time of pandemic. We caught up with Derek early on Friday morning when he called the show to talk about some of these issues and opportunities. Oh, and I got a pizza…

Time always flies when Doug McDowall is in the house. This morning, we talk about DIY projects, music at sporting events, getting a flu shot and a joke-telling robot named Humeroid!

Chey Cheyney (Staff Room Podcast, The Drive on voicEd Radio) joins us to reflect on his week and give us some clues as to what the next episode of his podcast might be about.

This morning, we also discuss a powerful Remembrance Day activity that he…

On this day after the U.S. elections, we’re joined by Dr. Lisa Lucas to discuss the ideas of “restore”and “recover”.

Learn more about Lisa’s work at https://practicingpresence.life

Steve Hall joins us from his home in Leicester, UK to reflect on U.S. election day from his vantage point. We also begin to dig deeper into the differences between formal and informal learning and why understanding the difference matters.

Derek Rhodenizer joins us for an early morning cup of coffee and a conversation about election day, getting young people involved in thinking and reading about the world and the importance of newspapers.

Cameron Jones looks around the world of politics, media and, yes, even education and asks the question, “Who Ministers to the Ministers.” Unpacked and unexplored, it’s a poignant question. But with Cameron’s thoughtful eye, it becomes one that could…

Steve Sofronas is the host of the Higher Aspirations Podcast. In this conversation we talk about his work with ELLevate Education, his transition from the classroom to other education-related work and new assumptions and practices in the area of EL…

It’s your daily dose of Derek Rhodenizer. Today we talk about heating issues, new Hallowe’en traditions and favourite candy bars.

Pav Wander from The Staff Room Podcast and The Drive with Chey and Pav drops in for her weekly chat. We talk about James Bond album covers, her musical exposure as a youngster and the prospect of doing a Bollywood themed episode of The Drive.

We round out our celebration of Media Literacy week with a visit from Samantha McAleese, Research and Evaluation Associate at MediaSmarts. Today we talk about the MediaSmarts research study, “Young Canadians Speak Out: A Qualitative Research Project…

Sue Stephenson and Marc Hallworth from Stand Up for Student Well Being return for a conversation about the importance of humour in dark times and how laughter really can be a really good form of medicine.

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Amelia Valenti brings her experience in education, a powerful story of personal renewal and a passion for design thinking to her work as the principal at Design Thinking for Life & Leadership.

https://life-by-design-coaching.com/

Doug McDowall drops by for his regular Friday morning chat. Today, Hallowe’en spell(ing), Purgatory and Shelling Out—or not!

Media Literacy Week continues across Canada and around the world. I’m joined this morning by MediaSmart Media Education Specialist, Marc Ladouceur who drops by to talk about the “Check then Share” campaign.

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Robert Martellacci of Mindshare Learning with news about the 11th Annual EdTech Leadership Summit (in progress) and the announcement of a very special award. Well, we think it’s special!

Winter normally hits Ottawa, Ontario before it hits us here in the southern part of the province. That’s how this conversation with Derek Rhodenizer begins. We talk about installing winter tires, snow hills in the school yard and stealing snow!

MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson, drops by to talk about media literacy, curriculum connections and the importance of the element of creativity in how we frame our thinking and work in this area.

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What does it mean be “identified” in the digital age. During this Media Literacy Week, digital privacy expert, Claudiu Popa, drops by the studio to talk about what the internet knows about it, and what it plans to do with that knowledge….

Dr. Lisa Lucas on the connection between rest, restoration and wellness. Oh, yes and afternoon naps!

https://practicingpresence.life

Steve Hall joins me from Staffordshire, UK to begin to unpack his thinking on “Doing Education Differrently.” In this episode, we explore the idea of turning the learning over to kids. You can learn more about Steve’s approach to rethinking education…

We catch up with Neil Anderson and Carol Arcus, hosts of the Mediacy podcast. Both Carol and Neil are passionate about media literacy and, through their work with the Association for Media Literacy, work with educators to bring the tools of media…

Dr. Karen Bisson-Boivin is the director of research MediaSmarts. In this conversation, we focus on a report released in 2018, “The Digital Well-Being of Canadian Families”. After listening to the conversation, you will want to read the report for…

Cameron Jones looks back on his Kindergarten report card and encourages teachers to see their students for who they are and, more important, let them know that they are seen.

On this first day of Media Literacy Week across Canada, we’re joined by MediaSmarts Executive Director, Kathryn Ann Hill. We talk about the current media literacy landscape and dive a little more deeply into the MediaSmarts “Break the Fake” Campaign….

Dr. Lisa Lucas drops by for her weekly visit. Today we talk about the word “attune” and the power of attunement in our lives. What is it? What could it mean for our sense of well-being.

Lisa Lucas is currently a Professor in the College of Education…

Shane Lawrence hosts The ED Podcast, heard on voicEd Radio (and everywhere, really). He joins me today to talk about a bathroom conundrum that is causing him a little consternation. This and his toast preferences in this segment.

It’s the first in a series of Friday morning conversations with Stand Up For Student Well Being. This morning, Founder and President, Sue Stephenson is joined by comedian, writer and actor, Marc Hallworth. In this segement, we talk about the SUSWB…

Doug McDowall weaves a tapestry of connections with the threads of serendipity, Rush, YYZ and Jeff Lynn, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and George Harrison. It all comes together in this compelling, if not scintillating 25 minutes of radio magic.

Derek Rhodenizer joins us to reflect on the perfect piece of toast, kitchen knives and the beauty of baking bread.

Chey Cheyney (Staff Room Podcast and The Drive) joins me to reflect on some teaching experiences this week on Canada’s Confederation.

David Price joins us to talk about examples of innovative energy in the education space. But that’s not how the conversation begins!

Cameron Jones drops by with his weekly audio essay on Hurley in the Morning

Nancy Angevine Sands is a Toronto-based Family Engagement consultant. She joins me to talk about an expanded vision for family engagement. We’re then joined by educator Pav Wander and look at family engagement from a different perspective.

Derek Rhodenizer on taking up golf, collecting stories of hope and teaching our kids to look beyond themselves.

Another meandering and entertaining conversation with Doug McDowall on moose sightings, German Octoberfests and the best in autumn apples.

Education leader and aspiring standup comedian, Derek Rhodenizer, joins me for his daily coffee and conversation on voicEd Radio.

Phil Jarvis identifies himself as an Education Reimagineer—a very compelling idea! We explore what that sense of reimagination has meant in his career and what it could mean in the lives of our young people.

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Peter Biro joins the Hurley in the Morning conversation with his take on many things including a possible distinction between civics and politics, living into our human potential and the need for more attention to citizenship education.

Dr. Lisa Lucas (Practicing Presence) joins me to continue today’s exploration on serendipity and, in particular, how we might become more open to the “accidental” in our own lives. Also, how can we create environments that allow us more space for…

Cameron Jones asks some very powerful questions about seeing. That’s all we’re going to say. Have a listen and let us know your thoughts.

Doug McDowall drops by the voicEd Radio studios for his weekly look at the world of education, and things surrounding. Today we talk about hand sanitization duty, memories of the CFL and growing up as a junior crossing guard.

Jeremy Giesbrecht drops by for a Friday morning visit to share his knowledge of and love for music. Today we begin a journey into the world of Jazz, beginning with a piece through which many of us were introduced into the genre!

Chey Cheyney is a great teacher and a huge baseball fan. We talk a little of both this morning as we catch Chey driving to school and talking (hands free) to me on Hurley in the Morning

Derek Rhodenizer has been planning his first staff PD day for weeks now and, today, things happen for real. Listen in to this pre-PD chat with Derek and Stephen

A tri-national conversation with Carol Salva from Texas and Steve Hall from the UK. We begin by talking about engaging EL learners in imaginative writing and shift to the broader topic of re-imagining an education system in this time in our history….

Heather MacTaggart has a dream that schools could become places where students could find the space, and the permission, to become “free learners”. Find out about what she means by this as she joins us on Hurley in the Morning.

Learn more about the…

Robert Martellacci (@mindsharelearn) joins us to talk about his upcoming EdTech Summit and the announcement of his School of the Future Challenge.

Today on Hurley in the Morning, we explored “imagination” and how we may be living in a time when more imaginative power is both possible and necessary. Eleven year-old Liam explores ways that Dad could become more imaginative.

Derek Rhodenizer joins Hurley in the Morning to talk about the challenges of establishing a sense of rhythm with his school staff. Also, Derek reflects on his passion for fun and rather unique PD day activities.

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Hurley in the Morning to talk about intentionally moving yourself and your staff into a sense of positive rhythm.

Find out more about Lisa and her work at https://practicingpresence.life

Anne Marie Scott Deputy Provost at Athabasca U and Terry Greene eLearning Designer with Trent Online. They embarked on a collaborative writing project that has its roots in Terry’s discovery of “Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies”….

For the past decade, Robert Martellacci has dedicated his time and energy to supporting the virtual and physical spaces where technology and education meet. He drops by for his weekly chat about edtech and, today talks about his 11th Annual EdTech…

Quasi-retired Ontario educator, Doug McDowall joins me for our regular (!) Friday morning look at the world . Doug’s unique sense of humour and wit will have you running for that second cup of coffee.

Introducing Jeremy Giesbrecht, a thoughtful and knowledgable musician and friend. Jeremy will be dropping by on Friday mornings to lead us through an exploration of the world of Jazz. Today, we talk about how Supertramp proved to be a gateway for…

Irvin Studin in the President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions and the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief at Global Brief Magazine. He joins us today to talk about an upcoming virtual conference later this month: “After the Pandemic – The State &…

Rick Kelly is a practitioner in the area of Restorative Practice. He joined me this morning to talk about improv and how he uses the rule of “Yes…and” in his work.

Originally recorded at this year’s Ontario Library Association SuperConference in Toronto, Ontario, it’s a conversation with Phyllis Webstad on the origins and significance of Orange Shirt Day.

Thirteen year-old has a dream of taking to skies as a commercial pilot. In two weeks, he begins flight school and hopes to take his first solo flight when he fourteen. Here’s my conversation with Luke Hurley

If you tuned in to the very first live broadcast that we did on voicEd Radio in February 2017, you would have heard the voice of Mimi O’Bonsawin. Mimi is still going strong and joined me this morning for a conversation about her music, the work that…

A poignant look at the power of being “at home” during this time of pandemic. From cooking to gardening to a renewed sense of making and artisanship, Cameron Jones reflects on what home has, can and, perhaps, should mean for us.

Eleven year-old Liam joins the Hurley in the Morning crew to share his view of the world. Today, it’s Liam’s take on what makes for a good friend.

Ontario-based educator (retired-sort-of) Doug McDowell drops by for some Friday morning fun. Join us weekly at 7:15 AM for Doug’s World on Hurley in The Morning

Dr. Charles Pascal is Professor of Human Development of Applied Psychology at OISE/UT in Toronto. A frequent contributor to voicEd Radio, Dr. Pascal joins us this morning to talk about the recent federal Throne Speech and, in particular, the…

Carol Salva and Michelle Yzquierdo are passionate EL educators based in the state of Texas. They join me today to talk about the importance of getting a student’s name right, how names connect with identity and culture.

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