Teachers on Fire
Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 Education
Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education.

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Think for a moment.
What if there was a physical skill that could actively determine an adult’s willingness to write virtually anything of length for any reason?
What if this single skill determined whether basic academic tasks required minutes or…

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Put your K-12 assessment tools to the test with 15 powerful questions.
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the…

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We’re all developing learners. Every last one of us.
As adults, we often have the luxury of walking away from learning that proves difficult or doesn’t interest us. Students in our current models of K-12 (or at least K-8) don’t usually have that…

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In 2017, I attended ISTE in San Antonio, Texas. ISTE, or The International Society for Technology in Education, hosts the largest conference for educational technology in the world.
My first visit to the exhibitors’ hall was eye-opening.
Wow, I…

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I first read Ron Berger’s Leaders of Their Own Learning in 2018, and I’ve been sold on the power of learning targets ever since. I believe they’re an essential part of successful instruction, assessment, and student learning.
I post learning targets…

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Choosing the path of sanity and sustainability isn’t easy at first.
It requires trusting the process.
It involves sharing agency and ownership with students.
It requires the release of teacher guilt formed by the wages mindset of assessment.
But take…

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In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey is a panel of educators who are passionate about the learning opportunities created by virtual whiteboard tools. Join Melissa Aveling, Kate Stevens, Lise Farquhar, Tim Belmont, and Jeffery Frieden on…

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In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey is joined by Becky Keene and Kathi Kersznowski, authors of Sail the 7 Cs with Microsoft Education: Stories from around the World to Transform and Inspire.
Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed…

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What’s our ultimate vision for Seesaw?
We want to use Seesaw to help us strengthen our culture of growth, reflection, and learning.
We want the Seesaw journal to be so informative that engaged parents and reflective students have a clear sense of…

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In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with educators who are passionate about improving the shape of professional learning: Mark Ryan, Vince Bustamante, Min Suh, Kate Stevens, and Jeffery Frieden. We discuss best practices for…

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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.