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Linda Radford is co-lead of the Urban Education Cohort at the Faculty of Education, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Her research interests include curriculum policy and renewal, digital pedagogies that foster…

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Doug McDowall makes an earlier-than-expected appearance on Hurley in the Morning. We talk about the challenges of staying charged in a battery-driven world, the art of scampering and how other people sometimes see us differently than we see ourselves….

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Laura Briscoe is passionate about facilitating innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities to enhance student learning. She is currently the Coordinator of Innovation for TVDSB and this morning, we learned why…

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Some final Hurley in the Morning (for now) reflections from Derek Rhodenizer.

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What is the relationship between knowledge and skills in the linguistically and culturally diverse classroom? Natalia Heckman and Carol Salva join us to explore.

Follow Natalia on Twitter: @nataliaESL
Follow Carol on Twitter: @mssalvac

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Today, organization change consultant, David Price, on the “power of us” through the lens of equity. Learn more about David’s work by visiting his website: https://davidpriceobe.com

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On this day, in 1873 (or 74), the first commercial typewriter was released to the world. Derek Rhodenizer on his experience with typewriters. Also, an update on his training regimen and even some last minute advice for me!

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Chey Cheyney drops by for a weekly look at classroom life, podcast themes and life, in general.

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A new voice on Hurley in the Morning, Heather Provencher is an Arts educator, a lover of Canadian music and a Practicum and Field Experience Coordinator at Alberta’s Mount Royal University. We talk about all of that in this conversation.

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Derek Rhodenizer drops by for his first cup of coffee. This morning we discuss the incredibly beautiful full moon, the price of cookies and Derek’s training regimen for the weekend.

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This morning on The DougZone, Doug McDowall drops by to talk about cleaner schools, COVID Self-Assessment and his take on misheard lyrics.

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Noa Daniel makes her weekly visit to Hurley in the Morning to discuss this evening’s OnEdMentors Show. Be sure to tune in at 9 PM ET, Thursday evenings for the live show. Tonight: Streamlining Assessment and Improving Workflow.

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Robert Martellacci (@mindsharelearn) drops by to talk about his memories of being in the Yukon, as well as ideas about indigenizing education and edtech.

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Today we had the opportunity to explore more deeply the thinking and worldview of Rick Kelly. We’ve heard about the work that he has done over the decades, but today we learn more about some of what has grounded that work.

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Lise Farquhar is back for another Hurley in the Morning conversation. This morning, we explore the unique dynamic that expat Canadians bring to the world stage, the power of language and the arts as a unique set of languages that we could be…

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Derek Rhodenizer is conspiring to create a new content stream based on our Hurley in the Morning conversations.

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Doug Peterson drops in with a preview of today’s This Week in Ontario Edublogs show!

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Dr. Lisa Lucas (Practicing Presence) drops by for her regular Wednesday morning conversation. Today, we talk about how Lisa is STILL thinking very deeply about the idea and practice of presence. The start to a rich series of conversations.

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Elizabeth Tingle (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary) and Rebecca Marjoram (Ever-Active Schools, Alberta) join us this morning to talk about how they have joined forces to create The Podclass, a new podcast that brings attention to…

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Jael Richardson is a Canadian author, speaker and activist. She is the founder and executive director of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and has just come out with her first novel, Gutter Child.

Jael talks about the book’s creation, her…

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Derek Rhodenizer has become the king of creativity when it comes to the way he does things at the Westboro Academy. Today he joins us to talk about taking the annual science fair into a virtual space.

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Steve Hall joins us from Staffordshire, UK, to talk about the difference between measuring what you value as opposed to merely valuing what you measure. How might this impact conversations about the future of education as we move forward?

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It was great to finish today’s edition of Hurley in the Morning with Natalie Vardabasso, Calgary-based educator and host of the #EDUCrush podcast.

We go deep this morning by discussing a foundational question posed by David Price a couple of weeks…

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Chey Cheyney steps in for colleague and podcast partner, Pav Wander, to talk about spring training, break-up songs and the idea of disruption.

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In The Power of Us, David Price provides a framework through which to view organizational change. Today, we dig further into the acronym for that framework——T.E.A.M.

“E” is for Engagement and today’s conversation leads us to a conversation on…

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Carol Salva is joined by fellow Texas educator, Natalia Heckman to talk about the anxiety and uncertainty faced by students new to our community, school and classroom——and what educators can do to recognize and alleviate some of that stress.

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Today on the DougZone, Doug McDowall and I place our first outgoing call to online mentor and guardian Meenal Kapoor. Meenal has been a great help and inspiration to Doug during his online teaching assignment this term!

Doug also makes a point of…

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Carol Salva is with us this morning from a Texas that has been devastated by cold and snow this week. We use that conversation to begin to talk about Grit. Carol reminds us that many of our students who have experienced interruptions to or gaps in…

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Derek Rhodenizer drops by for his first cup of coffee—literally! Today we weigh the pros and cons of replacing your own car battery, a 4-day workweek, what we mean by “grit” and Derek’s marathon theme song.

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Alan Morgan joins us once again from Dublin, Ireland and today he brings another friend along!

Alan is an Entrepreneurship specialist at the UCD Innovation Academy. Shelly Davies is an arts educator and Leader of Achievement at a large secondary…

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Robert Martellacci is about to engage in some important conversations with education leaders from across the country. We talk about those conversations, the questions that Robert will be pursuing and the questions that may still remain. We also…

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Rick Kelly joins us this morning, carrying a few of the threads that we have been exploring this week on Hurley in the Morning. We talk about human progress, how to measure it and whether we are making any…progress, that is. We also talk about…

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Noa Daniel drops by to give us a preview of tonight’s episode of OnEdMentors. This week, Noa welcomes Dr. Sara Shahbazi from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Education. Dr. Shahbazi will be joined by a team of preservice candidates specializing…

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Derek Rhodenizer has decided to run a marathon and has now publicly declared as much. Learn about the what, the why and the how of it all in today’s edition of My First Cup of Coffee.

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Lisa Farquhar is a Canadian-born educator, now teaching in the United Arab Emirates. We connect for the first time on Hurley in the Morning and discuss her call to international adventure, her artistic background, pattern-finding and some education…

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Authors Paul Coccia and Teresa Toten have been instrumental in mobilizing this year’s I Read Canadian campaign. They’re here to talk to us about that energy, about their work and about the value of Canadian stories.

Find out more about Paul’s work at…

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In today’s conversation, Dr. Lisa Lucas invites us to consider the students and the adults among us who, as the result of low social standing, may be isolated. We may see them, but they do not feel seen, heard or cared for. How do we recognize them?…

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Many students and teachers around Ontario and across the continent experienced a winter weather day of sorts yesterday, but not Derek Rhodenizer. All of his students at the Westboro Academy were ‘in the house’ and ready to learn. We talk about the…

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Steve Hall brings his passion for community-based/community-led learning to Hurley in the Morning as he introduces the idea of a “Uniservity”. Yup, you read that right! Listen to this week’s episode to find out why this is more than just a play on words.

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Pav Wander drops by the voicEd Radio studios for a weekly Monday morning chat. We reflect on the theme of patience and move into the topic for this week’s Staffroom podcast: Virtual Conferences and Continued Growth.

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In this conversation, we start to unpack the T.E.A.M. acronym found in David Price’s book, The Power of Us. Today, we begin by outlining a framework that allows us to think about organizations as a type of raised-bed garden with layers that include…

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Carol Salva drops by to discuss the need for patience in our teaching students with a diverse constellation of abilities and needs. We talk about the foundations of that patience, but also some specific strategies to ensure that your students…

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Carol Salva is back to talk about academic language and strategies to support its use in all classrooms. Carol offers us encouragement and take-aways to ensure that language learners have the opportunity to hear and practice using important academic…

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Alan Morgan is an entrepreneurial specialist at the UCD (University College, Dublin) Innovation Academy. In his return to voicEd Radio, Alan introduces us to Mark Roe who has started a ground-breaking podcast, In Difference, as a response to his own…

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This morning, on the eve of World Radio Day, Derek joins us to explore the difference between live radio and podcasting. We also discuss plans for the Family Day weekend and, of course, much more.

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On today’s segment, Doug McDowall waits in anticipation for his dressing room star, but in the meantime, we talk about old spy shows, Manifest Destiny, the importance of walking path facilities and moving the March Break in Ontario.

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Robert Martellacci heads up the Mindshare Workspace (Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga) and the CEO/Co-Founder of C21 Canada.

This morning, we talk about backyard skating rinks, community building during a pandemic and the need for equity…

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Jen Cort is a Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant from Maryland. She’s also the host of the Third Space podcast on voicEd Radio. Jen joins me this morning to talk about her work, the conversations that she is nurturing in this space and the…

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Rick Kelly is the founder of Just Us Restorative Practices. In this conversation we explore the power of storytelling as a type of community catalyst, listening to those stories and using them to address issues of justice and equity. We also explore…

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Derek Rhodenizer helps Hurley with some family breakfast tips before jumping into a conversation about creativity during this time. Is creative energy meeting with the same sense of social urgency as it once did? Is it a different type of urgency?…

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Doug Peterson with a preview of this morning’s This Week in Ontario Edublogs show.

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Dr. Lisa Lucas makes her way into the voicEd Radio studios to help us consider reflecting on the ideas of solitude, isolation and the difference between the two. Stay tuned until the end for a connection challenge!

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Vinita Srivastava is Producer, Director of Innovation and Senior Editor, Culture + Society at The Conversation Canada. She is also the host of “Don’t Call Me Resilient”, a new podcast produced through The Conversation.

VInita joins me this morning…

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Steve Hall and Ann Jones are two UK-based educators and, although retired, still have many things to say about doing education differently. They worked together at Cheslyn Hay Primary School initially and then Cooper Perry Primary School in Stafford…

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Derek Rhodenizer came by this morning to do something that he and I haven’t done in a while——explore a word or idea in education that, perhaps, is in need of a little “troubling”. Today, we look at the word “relationships”, why they are important in…

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David Price, OBE encourages us to look at a new form of civic education and a new form of citizenship. We use the question that David presented last week to ground our discussions: “How shall we live?”

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Pav Wander looks ahead to next week when she will be face-to-face with her students, what it means to be restarting after this period of online learning and what elements of remote learning might find its way into her face-to-face practice.

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Carol Salva joins us this morning to talk about ways of continuing to support all students but, especially language learners with high expectations, rigor and support. We talk about the importance of seeing students as, first and foremost,…

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We love Mondays on Hurley in the Morning. Derek Rhodenizer joins us for the first cup of coffee of his day and always has interesting insights on the weekend, his COVID-19 leadership context and more.

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Brad Hughes is a principal in the Waterloo Region District School Board. He’s the host of a new podcast, “Good News, Brad News” and this morning he joins me to talk about learning and leading from the heart, leadership during a pandemic and the…

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Chey Cheyney brings his Friday morning charm to Hurley in the Morning with reflections on how to navigate the inevitable ruts that are currently developing, how to stay true (and edgy) and how he and Pav are pushing the boundaries on their podcast.

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Doug McDowall on bike repairs, go-cart building, substitute teaching and government communication.

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Carol Salva brings a friend to this morning’s conversation. Sara Sparks, a fellow EL teacher and colleague shares a unique way of connecting your Zoomers and Roomers!

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This morning, Derek Rhodenizer and I talk about the illusion of progress, what remains the same and what makes us feel most alive.

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Irvin Studin drops by VoiceEd radio this morning to discuss the new launched Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic), involving 30+ countries and led by the Institute for 21st Century Questions. The Commission aims to address the…

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Last week, Rick Kelly began to tell us of acommunity hubs project that he led in Rexdale, Ontario in the early 1990’s Better Beginnings, Better Futures ran for 9 years and, as part of that project, Rick and others engaged in some pretty powerful…

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It’s another episode of This Week in Canadian EdTech with Robert Martellacci and this morning we talk about a safe return to school, the need for a national conversation about education and the idea of #futureproofing education.

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Derek Rhodenizer drops by for his first cup of coffee, giving us the opportunity to talk about the provincial announcement on the return to school, communication and leadership during this time. Noa Daniel also drops by to talk about tonight’s…

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Phil Jarvis is an education re-imagineer and he is spending a lot of time these days re-imagining what education could and should look like as we emerge from our current pandemic crisis.

We talk about that vision this morning and you can check out…

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Lisa Lucas joined me today to take a deep dive into the theme of isolation. We’ll be exploring this word throughout the month of February and we invite listener feedback and input.

Oh, and Lisa threw down a challenge for me: to write a song about…

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I asked Derek to bring a friend to our next morning coffee meeting and he brought Zack Brain. We talked about the connections between Derek and Zack and how they think alike on so many things. Zack also gave his insights on living in the virtual…

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Vicky Loras is an educator, currently living in Switzerland but, as you’ll hear, with some strong roots in Canada. Vicky joined me this morning to remember a couple of her influential teachers, her journey into PhD studies and some ideas for…

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Paul Schmidt is a newly-retired educator whose career has taken him into roles as teacher, principal, Association leader and even a time with Ontario’s NDP government, working on the implementation of the last Royal Commission on Learning.

We talk…

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Glenn Milller is a Toronto-based urban planner with a real heart for what it means to talk about “good planning”. He brings his concerns about some of the development work being done in his city to the table as we discuss what we actually mean by good…

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It’s Groundhog Day and, for Derek Rhodenizer and his staff, its yet another “first day of school”. Coincidence? Perhaps!

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Steve Hall from Staffordshire UK, with thoughts on his most influential teacher (a bit of a twist here), and a continued conversation on what we mean by authentic learning. I love Tuesday mornings!

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Gena DiGiovanni is an Educational Assistant (EA) in the Peel District School Board. She joins me this morning to dig a little more into her role, the importance of building a culture of cooperation and collaboration between EA’s and teachers, and how…

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Pav Wander drops by to sample some Green Room muffins, talk about an influential teacher in her life and discuss some of her considerations for a Royal Commission on Learning. This and more in this scintillating conversation!

https://cheyandpav.com

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David Price joins me this morning to talk about some of what comes to mind for him when he entertains the idea of a Royal Commission on Learning. The most fundamental question for David, however, is “How do we want to live?”

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Carol Salva on how to develop both the mindset and the strategies for accountable talk in your classroom. It’s about nurturing the kind of conversations that are going to lead to a sense of confidence in all students, a strong sense of a learning…

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Dr. Jenn Wallner is Associate Professor in Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa. She has a particular interest in federalism and comparative provincial politics. In her book, “Learning to School: Federalism and…

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Chris is the MPP for Spadina-Fort York (Toronto) and the NDP Critic for Colleges and Universities in the province of Ontario. He joins me this morning to talk about student debt in the province, the impact of the pandemic and a proposed moratorium on…

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Chey Cheyney on the week that was, what he’s learning about teaching online and what is coming up on The Drive this Sunday.

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Doug McDowall on the ins/outs and ups/downs of teaching online, remembering to unmute his mic, and a visit from the principal. We also provide home repair advice in a riveting conversation about bathroom caulking.

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Carol Salva joins us this morning to suggest that there are 4 essential messages that all of us need to hear every day, whether we’re students or teachers. Also, an introduction to the QSSSA strategy for engaging classroom conversation.

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Rick Kelly drops by the Hurley in the Morning studios to remember his most influential teachers, and to dig deeper into a community hubs project that he led in Rexdale, Ontario. Better Beginnings, Better Futures ran for 9 years, starting in 1990.

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Robert Martellacci with his weekly visit. Our conversation moves from backyard ice rinks, to this year’s Future of Education conference. Our conversation ends with a preview to Robert’s Bitmoji Classroom Challenge.

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Noa Daniel drops by with a preview of tonight’s OnEdMentors show, 9 PM ET on voicEd Radio. Tonight’s panel will take us deeper into the challenges and opportunities of addressing the needs of special education students during this time of virtual…

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Charles Pascal joins us to talk about the power of poetry over prose, the vision for the school that nurtured Amanda Gorman, and a foundational question for a Royal Commission on Learrning, in Ontario and across Canada.

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Carol Salva joins us for the first of a series of regular appearances on Hurley in the Morning. In this conversation, we reflected on the assessment conversation with Tom Schimmer and Carol left us with a single challenge. Complete this sentence,…

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Derek Rhodenizer is in to talk about final preparations for his upcoming PD day. We talk about the importance of choice, voice and, yes, sandwiches (or, at least, food).

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Dr. Rory McGreal is Professor at Athabasca Universityand UNESCO/ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources. He believes that Open Educational Resources, partnered with Blockchain technology can help the world move closer to achieving Sustainable…

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Laurier University (Waterloo) is launching a special series of virtual lectures in partnership with Waterloo Public Library. Joining me this morning are Drs. Steve Sider and Judy Halpern. Together, they have designed the Educator and Leadership…

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Carol Salva joins Derek Rhodenizer to talk about Derek’s crowd-planning for an upcoming staff PD session.

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What might happen if we decided to hold our next parent meeting outside of the school——in the community. How might this practice encourage us to think more intentionally about how community assets could be engaged and become part of our thinking about…

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It was great to catch up with #Educrush Podcast host, Natalie Vardabasso. Today, we talk about Natalie’s podcasting journey, some of the themes that she is observing and what she is learning about the change process.

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Imagine a school that nurtured young people into the type of society in which we wanted them to live. This is one of the “wonderings” that David Price offered in this conversation about vision, leadership and school culture.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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…

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Lynda Simmons and Sylvia McNichol are two Burlington-based authors, on a mission to have people record their thoughts during the pandemic. Writing the Roller Coaster is being offered through the Burlington Public Library and is open to young people…

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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”.

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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.

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I’m joined this morning by Terry Greene, Stephanie Park and Christian Metaxas, all members of the Trent Online community about their plans to host an offering of the Ontario Extend Program, which empowers educators in the digital teaching realm….

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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.

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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”.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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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.

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Derek Rhodenizer moves out of holiday mode and into 2021 with gusto and imagination, even in a lockdown!

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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,…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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Doug McDowall in a pre-holiday visit to the voicEd Radio studios.

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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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…

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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.

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

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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.

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“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…

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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.

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

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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.

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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…

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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:…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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

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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…

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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)

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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

Visit Lisa at https://practicingpresence.life

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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”.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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!

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Ann Weiler is an experiential educator for the Waterloo Catholic District School Boa