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

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Dr. Michele Borba is a psychologist, educator, and the author of several books geared at promoting thriving and well-being in children. She blew my socks off during our interview with the number of the strategies she offered, her charismatic way, and…

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You are magnetic when you are being the truest version of you. Be more of that. Be less of what the world tells you to be. Trust, believe, internalize that who you are is enough.

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Every day is an invitation to live life with intention. The narrative we craft around our experiences influence our overall perception of that experience. We can choose to lament the past or we can step boldly into the future, intentionally seeking…

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It’s tough to feel things slipping. Being positive doesn’t mean you deny yourself authentic feelings of anger, frustration, exhaustion, and apathy. Being positive isn’t about faking your way through the day. When things are tough, positivity is about…

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Be attentive to how you feel spending time with people. Energy exchange is real. Be deliberate about inviting more positive people into your life and deleting those who drain you of your light. Surround yourself with the dreamers, feelers, and those…

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Life cannot be lived in one dimension. We have to accept (and even embrace) the beautiful paradox that presents itself in every circumstance:
For there to be joy, there must be room for pain.
For there to be happiness, there must be space for…

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Although it might seem scary at first, don’t let fear stop you from living life differently that you’re used to. Sometimes, shaking things up can be the best gift to yourself. At the very least, you’ll learn something.

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There is no shortage of knowledge. We live in an age of knowledge abundance.
What’s important is our ability to curate the knowledge in such a way that it enables our forward momentum.
What’s feeding your thoughts?
What you surround yourself with…

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Boundaries are the signposts that inform people how you wish to be treated. You don’t owe people more than you’re willing to give. Ever. Love yourself enough to establish your boundaries and stand confidently behind them.

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.