Outside the Classroom
with Dean Shareski
Conversations with the most interesting educators in the world.

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Patti Duncan is one of the most giving educators I’ve known. She has dedicated her life in service of children, adults and anyone who has a need. As she shares what being part of the Renaissance Faire Community means to her, you’ll understand exactly…

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When I think of Tim Childers it’s hard to picture him without a camera in his hand. While he downplays his skills, he is a model for what it means to be a learner. Curious, humble and willing to try new things without fear of failure. Tim shares not…

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Diana Laufenberg is a sought-after facilitator in educational leadership and inquiry. While she has lived in a variety of places, her sensibility and view of the world are derived significantly from her life and experiences living in rural Wisconsin….

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Jeremy Macdonald is the Director of Education for Ozobot. I’ve known Jeremy for years. We have a long-standing tradition of giving each other cash whenever we see each other. He’s always been a maker and now has taken his game up a notch from 3d…

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I’m not very cool, but at least I know very cool people. Julia Fallon and I have an ongoing joke about how old I am. The truth is we aren’t that far apart in age but our music tastes and talents would indicate otherwise. Julia is a well-respected…

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Madeline Black is an educational leader extraordinaire. I’ve got to know her over the past 18 months or so as part of my role at ALP. She’s one of those people you look forward to seeing and talking to. I’ve learned a great deal from her and in fact,…

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Jaime Casap is a well know speaker and former Google evangelist who is a strong advocate for the power of education as well as the importance of inclusion and opportunity for all. He has many passions outside of his career including photography. But…

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I’ve been blessed to meet and get to know so many people throughout my career. Smart, thoughtful, innovative and caring people. But Kristi belongs in the special category of someone that is truly awe-inspiring. I met her eight years ago and was so…

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Those of you who know Gary Stager, likely know him as an advocate for learners to experience a world-class education that’s founded on constructivism, curiosity and community. Gary is an author, speaker, and teacher who has travelled the world…

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Welcome to Season 2 of Outside the Classroom. If this is your first time here, have a look at last season’s episodes where you’ll meet some interesting educators engaging in hobbies and passions that I hope you find fascinating.

I’m kicking off…

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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.