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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Episode #126 Jennifer Nieradka

Jennifer Nieradka, a behaviourist Analyst with #OCSB @ocsbABA, shares Functions of Behaviour, reducing challenging behaviour through behaviour strategies and a skill-based approach. Listen to learn more about the 7 dimensions of #ABA to address…

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Episode #125 Lyn Sharratt

Dr. Lyn Sharrat is a widely published researcher and author. She focuses her time and efforts on increasing each student’s growth and achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers to put FACES on their data, taking intentional action to make…

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Episode #124 Tom D’Amico

Tom D’Amico, the Ottawa Catholic School Board director of education, shares that Iterative improvements are important to set yearly goals and improve yearly to continue learning. Transformative learning is important to challenge the status quo that…

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Episode #123  Livia Chan

Livia has so much passion for leading with joy. Self-awareness is the foundation, and it is important to understand who you are, bringing strengths to anchor your values and beliefs. Believe in ourselves and meaningful connections, be compassionate…

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Episode #121 Mag Gardner

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 conversation—a pedagogical…

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Episode #120. Sean Kelly

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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Episode #119 Tu Vuong

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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Episode #118 Jorge Valenzuela

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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Episode #117 Abhilasha Singh

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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Episode #116 Liz Dozier

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 can’t begin to unpack those biases if you’re worn down. It is…

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