The Podclass
Bringing together the worlds of health, education and well-being to support and inspire school communities. A holistic look at maximizing the health and well-being of students and teachers.

A VOICED RADIO PARTNERSHIP PROJECT

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Jamie talks with Ben Schworer from Rocky Mountain Collective, a cannabis shop in Hinton, Alberta about how teachers, health promotion professionals, and cannabis retailers are unlikely allies in keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth.

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Elizabeth talks with Lisa Taylor, an instructor at the University of Calgary, about small shifts to embed wellness in your daily routine as a teacher. She shares stories about how she became health champion in the schools where she taught and how…

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Elizabeth speaks with Lisa Bush, author of the book Teaching Well: How Healthy, Empowered Teachers Lead to Thriving, Successful Classrooms, about how teachers can intentionally change what’s under their control to be a well-rounded, happy teacher. She…

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Elizabeth talks with Dana, a teacher and instructor at the University of Calgary and the University of Pennsylvania, about the need to prioritize teacher wellbeing in addition to student wellbeing when it comes to school health promotion. She shares…

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Jamie and Elizabeth share their unique experiences of teaching in alternative school programs and student leadership initiatives in this episode that focuses on how school can be a site for skill development, social belonging, and positive mental…

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Elizabeth speaks with Dr. Kate Storey, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, about how teachers can promote wellbeing in small but real ways. She focuses on the need for a good night’s rest and how we can…

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Elizabeth talks with Dr. Teresa Fowler, assistant professor at Concordia University, on how trauma can affect student learning and behaviour. She shares stories and strategies on how to respond with compassion when students who have experienced trauma…

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Elizabeth speaks with Andrew Baxter, who works with Alberta Health Services to promote mental health literacy, about teachers’ role in promoting mental health in the school setting. He provides useful information on the most common mental disorders…

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Jamie speaks with Caroline Gosling, a former educator and current board member with the Alberta Restorative Justice Association, about restorative justice. Caroline shares proactive ways to build restorative cultures in schools and how restorative…

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Elizabeth talks with Krista Dumba, a teacher and nurse who currently works with Alberta Health Services on mental health promotion, on the many health benefits of kindness. She shares inspiring ideas and examples of teachers who have helped their…

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Author

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.