The Joyful Learner
with Richard Churchill
The Joyful Learner podcast is an educational series digging into the question: what makes learning joyful?

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“Wired for Connection” with Dr. Jody Carrington

In the launch of season 2 for #thejoyfullearnerpodcast we engage in a spirited conversation with Dr. Jody Carrington about how joyful learning experiences are deeply rooted in connection and hope.

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The Joyful Learner lost his joy; but he Found it again with Therapy & Learning . . . there is HOPE!

🟡 TRIGGER WARNING: THIS EPISODE DISCUSS MENTAL ILLNESS & MENTAL HEALTH. PLEASE SEEK HELP IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING. HELP LINES FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR ARE LISTED BELOW. 🟡
In this 5th episode of The Joyful Learner podcast, host Richard Churchill shares…

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Keara Short lost track of time when learning about podcasting; it was joyful!

Keara Short, a grade 9 student, knows that learning can be joyful. She developed a love of chemistry through a video game, she embraces ‘messy’ learning, and she even has an example of when she lost track of time because she was so engaged in editing…

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Melanie Fleming believes Joyful Learning is ‘Messy’ Learning

In the third episode of season 1, I am joined by Melanie Fleming who is a Drama and Textiles teacher at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School in Foxtrap, Newfoundland and Labrador. We had a wonderful conversation about her pedagogical practices, but a…

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How Does Harry Potter help Terri-Lynn Morrissey Create Joyful Learning?

In the second episode of Season 1 of The Joyful Learner, I am joined by Terri-Lynn Morrisey who is a teacher at Holy Redeemer Elementary in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. We cover a lot of ground around what helps her students feel engaged…

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Swift Current Academy Students Share Stories of Joyful Learning

In our first episode I am joined by students William, Hayley, and Ethan from Swift Current Academy on the beautiful Burin peninsula. A quote I loved from this episode was William who said: “learning alone isn’t fun.” Listen in to hear what these…

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Trailer – Is Learning Joyful?

Welcome to The Joyful Learner podcast. This trailer begins with a mindful walk along a river where I find myself wondering: what makes learning joyful?
The Joyful Learner podcast is supported by Stephen Hurley of VoicedRadio.ca. I also want to thank…

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