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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Lori is a community facilitator who focuses on collaboration, communication, social metacognition, and transformation for leaders and teams. Team building is about strategy; Community building is about culture. If you don’t get the culture right, it…

Connie is passionate about integrating global competencies, and connecting students to problem solve globally. The interconnections of developing skills, building trust, and personal relationships are the key to students’ collective thinking. When…

Abigail French navigates real issues with the students to find solutions by transforming learning through 21st-century skills. The students wrestle, tackle, and acknowledge by facilitating conversations valuing all thinking. Roses and thorns through…

Gregory is a talented songwriter who tells stories through his music. Creativity is important to be pursued in a safe space to be vulnerable to learn and take risks. You can find Gregory’s 2 album Standing Tall and 20/20 Vision on:…

Vicky Masson is a global educator who collaborates to take action with her students. Collaboration is important to get students to be critical thinkers and advocate for success. Students’ voices and perspectives are explored through real meaningful…

Barbara shares that teaching is about building relationships,
Students’ voices and choices through real-world connections by building thinking skills. The students take ownership and agency by problem solving SDGs issues and genius hour to be…

Educators don’t need to be the keeper of education. We need to ask the questions who is learning and what are students learning? The students to be in the driver seat. We navigate students giving students their reigns to seek their own information and…

Pav Wander amplifies and lifts students’ through trusted relationships in the classroom. The students build a community that they would want to be part of the learning space. Focusing on students’ personal needs and building relationships to benefit…

The students will be creating their future and the future we created for them. Evo designs learning experiences for students to be internationally minded, empathetic, opportunists to develop leadership skills to have a vision. To be tenacious and…

Ellen is a risk-taker who tailors the learning to the needs of the students. “It doesn’t matter the Grade you teach when you focus on real-world experiences”. Learning from inquiring and having students capture their thinking when learning. The…

The idea of community culture is being able to form relationships with teachers, students, parents, and administrators. It is important to present your authentic self to learn from the community and take their perspectives to be a member of a team. It…

The asking of why continues to drive Kavita’s learning journey. From the questioning of why of learning to the deeper connections to the international curriculum for more answers from Inspire Citizens.
Self-awareness and social empathy are authentic…

Teaching is about relationships that are the foundation
of purposeful learning. Important connections, giving space for students to connect with each other, earning the trust and relationship that made the transfer easy for distance learning….

Denise Andre is the director of education at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She encourages educators to be reflective practitioners to also be connected learners to serve their students. A proud director of teachers and students who embrace…

Branka is an educator who connects Math to real world experiences for the students. From the environment to peace in the world. Giving students their agency to drive their creativity for learning. Empathy is important for their social emotional…

The learning was hijacked for many years, as we are now figuring out how to build passion back. Teachers will be redefining the learning after the pandemic. Barbara Bray an author, a coach, an innovator and a disruptor for students’ empowerment and…

Julia creates a brave space with a common vision honoring all opinions and voices. An ecosystem of building each other up never tearing each other down, failing forward to take risks, and be their best.
Listen to the voices of the students as…

Mrs. Uppal promotes a community at The British School of New Delhi that is a holistic culture of a safe, happy and secure learning environment. Every student perseveres through a personalized learning journey in which their voices are critical part of…

When the students are thinking they are developing many competencies like communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.
SOAR encourages students to develop critical thinking skills by extending their thinking to create something…

Steve Sostak is an author a leader with a contextualizing curriculum to spark students’ lead action for a collective well being. From a whole school for sustainable development of the Global Impact Model to teachers service learning through the design…

Meghna is an educator who believes in connections than corrections. The language of connections will get the academic content faster to the learners. The global connection should start from KG. What is a local problem is also a global problem. The…

Melissa Lavoie represents students’ voices from rural communities through Google Maps and Google outreach tools. The students are Personal stakeholders by sharing their rural communities. Education represents seeing on Google maps, the students are…

The students learn through fieldwork and service-learning within the community. The SDGs are the goals for building empathy.
SDGs are cross-disciplinary for all grade levels. All learning is rooted in empathy. Following the Design Thinking process…

Vito Michienzi is an author a magician, a programmer and of course a teacher who writes to answer his own questions. If you are not building relationships you are not teaching. Vito’s upcoming book will be “Teaching Outside The Curriculum”.

Patricia Fiorino shares how Social Emotional Learning is part of the academics. SEL skills are embedded in the curriculum. All students have needs and strengths, navigating students and teachers to be an environment to feel safe. When SEL is…

Xena Biffert is an educator who emperors students’ agency through outdoor space explorations. The environment provokes students’ learning for real community projects and creativity. the students document on journals by sitting and reflecting on their…

Tristan Nuyens empowers Ss through thinking skills to think critically and honor to collaborate through rich conversations to problem solve. The students learn to push their own autonomy and demonstrate full agency when problem-solving. By using…

Tania focuses on the students’ accountability throughout the assessment process. Learning is a journey based on co-constructing learning goals, open discussions for a gradeless assessment. Visible learning for equity and ownership of the journey, from…

Lynn Thomas empowers her students through real-world learning opportunities. The students being researchers for social justice to empathy building for action-taking. It is important to develop social emotional learning and have students explore the…

Erin Dowd is an educator with Belouga. Belouga aligns students’ impacts through the SDGs. The students explore through episodes and connect to other students working on the same contact. From Belouga’s connections, the students collaborate through…

From Engineering to teaching robotics, curriculum developers to the development thrive SDGs. The students build their confidence when they develop life skills for real-life experiences. Thrive is taking action by giving students opportunities for…

Transferable learning is building conceptual understanding that transfers across situations a bigger picture of how the world works. The students think about the why of learning. The students articulate the transferable concepts the why of the…

Being in the field of teaching is like by being chameleons and living our dreams.
Dr. Jennifer William shares how we all own the Sustainable Development Global Goals. We all can take actions to make a difference. It is connecting to take action…

Jenna believes in students’ voice and for teachers to be active listeners. From Art animation to #PBL sharing #joy. She bridges her curiosity to her students in the classroom. From Impact Team to Speakup creating a creative space of inclusion with the…

Mahfuza Bridges students learning by building skills tackling through #SDGs with HS Ss for the power to make a change in their local and global communities. From the process of collecting data, critical thinking for answers and empowering students to…

Jen is a risk-taker and an innovator who builds a community with the students to develop empathy. Inquiry Minds is the class for the students to apply SDGs and design thinking. Through the process of creativity and critical thinking, she empowered the…

David is a game designer high school teacher who guides at risk students to design games for Social Change. Designing for problem solving and critical thinking with the focus on a growth mindset. From a troubled point of view to a successful point of…

Steven Floyd a researcher and an educator who emphasizes, thinking at all levels through the curriculum on inclusivity, equity diversity of courses with genuine opportunities for the students. The students to be engaged & have access to all materials…

Ian Fischer promotes equity for learning, thinking strategies and accountability for learning. Building students confidence to take risks and promote critical thinking and skill development for real foundational learning in #math, #Science #SEL…