Shifts Happen
Every year, thousands of Canadian teachers make a shift—either moving to a new grade, a new school or both. Sometimes they choose to make the shift and sometimes the change is owing to factors outside their control. But whether chosen or not, most know that the shift will require new learning and new approaches. This is Shifts Happen—a summer podcast series dedicated to the teachers who are making a change in September. In these conversations, you’ll hear from educators who have experienced change in their own careers and those who are preparing to make a shift in the new future. We all know that Shifts Happens; let’s explore what we can learn in the process!

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I’m a Teacher First with Beth Lyons

In this episode, we’re joined by Peel District School Board’s https://twitter.com/mrslyonslibrary. Over the course of her 20 year teaching career, Beth has worked in 6 schools, in a variety of grades from 3-8. She has served as a Core French teacher,…

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From Comfort Zone to Growth Zone with Jordan Rappaport

In this episode, we catch up with York Region District School Board educator, Jordan Rappaport. Many listeners will be familiar with Jordan’s passion for mathematics education but in this conversation, you’ll realize that this care for the profession…

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From Corporate to Classroom—Shifting with Shyama Sunderaswara

On today’s episode of Shifts Happen, it’s Peel District teacher Shyama Sunderaswara. We talk about:

In this episode, we talk about:

– The various shifts and changes that teachers experience in their careers, both by choice and due to external…

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The Kindergarten Shift with Michelle McKay and Klara Redford

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Michelle McKay and Klara Radford, both “shifters” in their own rite. Their passion and expertise in the area of early years education and, in particular, the Kindergarten program allowed us to dive deeply into the…

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Great beginnings and great expectations with Dawn Lane

In this episode of Shifts Happen, we speak with educator, Dawn Lane about the many shifts that she has made in her career.

Some great advice for mangaging change, planning for the year and seeking support.

Dawn Lane came to teaching as a second…

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You have to be open to be a learner with Aviva Dunsiger

In today’s episode, we catch up with change artist, Aviva Dunsiger about the process of shifting in education.

Aviva Dunsiger is a Reading Specialist with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She’s
starting her 23rd year of teaching, and…

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Mindsets, Community-building and Transferable Skills with Diana Burchell

Diana Burchell is a PhD Candidate in the stages of her doctoral program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. By training, she is an English, French, and Special Education high school teacher. Over the past 6…

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Host

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. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.