The Missing Link
Bridging Learning to Real World Connections
Host Rola Tibshirani invites educators to connect with many groups, organizations or individual educators to bring the learning from inside the classroom to connect with real-world projects. It also shares the pedagogical process and the purpose of connection based learning.

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The deep learning movement fosters all learners contributing to the common good. The progressions contribute to deep discussions used for peer assessment and self-assessment. The progressions are a way to anchor reflective conversationโ€”a pedagogical…

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Sean Kelly is a superintendent of Intermediate and Secondary Student Success at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Sean shares the importance of building relationships through listening for deep learning. He emphasizes the importance of giving…

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With the learners, give them a chance to ask questions & listen to understand than to respond! The curriculum goes hand in hand with building relationships & connections with the students. “Your story is the Soul in each lesson,” centering students’…

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The adults need to feel comfortable speaking their minds by creating shared agreements. Employers are happier when they express their needs, when everyone comes together and co-creating with the leaders.
Article to steps for the shared agreement….

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Community building is the essence of empowering the teachers, the students and the parents. Having the vision to have the confidence of empowering innovative progress through personalized comprehensive support of unlearning and relearning. A School…

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Liz Dozier shares about being aware of our biases and decolonizing our minds in terms of our own biases. We have to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually, because you canโ€™t begin to unpack those biases if youโ€™re worn down. It is…

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Melanie shares that we need to stop doing school and focus on deep learning. We need to create knowledge and focus on students’ assets. It is a continuous process of shifting and dancing to access learning in the best possible way.

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Hedreich Nichols shares the importance of teaching human kindness citizenship explicitly through the development of interpersonal relationships, examining feelings, and building empathy.
Social actions already walk in with the students. We need to…

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Making a difference in the lives of the students by maximizing their potential. By creating a culture in which students can take risks to take ownership of their learning. Creating clearer targets on why they are learning. Students should not be…

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Stephenie creates learning communities that support students’ voices, agencies, and gamifications.ย  Stephanie approaches coaching for teachers’ through design thinking for pedagogical powerful ways. Following up with teachers about the process…

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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.