The Emotionally Connected Classroom
Wellness and the Learning Experience
A voicEd Radio Book Club featuring the very grounded thinking of BC-based educator Bill Adair. We're using Bill's book, The Emotionally Connected Classroom to explore the importance and the impact of attending to the emotional lives of the students in our classroom.

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In this final episode of The Emotionally Connected Classroom, author and educator Bill Adair explores how to promote a sense of connection and connected learning in the classroom.

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Bill Adair, author of The Emotionally Connected Classroom, in conversation with Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The topic of their…

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In this episode, Bill Adair helps us understand addictions in the lives of our children and students. He insists that the behaviours we see as contentious and disruptive point us to underlying issues related to emotional connectedness—or a lack of it!

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In this second episode of the Emotionally Connected Bookclub, Bill Adair digs into some of the misconceptions that people tend to hold about the rise in anxiety among young people.

Bill frames the conversation using the idea that our brains are…

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Join Bill Adair as he talks about his journey to becoming an Emotional Attachment Engineer for his students. A personal story, but one that will resonate with many educators and parents.

Also in this episode: the importance of talking about emotion…

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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.