Well At Work
by EdCan
The Well at Work podcast is a conversation with Canadian K-12 educators and researchers about workplace mental health and well-being.


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When we talk about teacher well-being, we often talk about stress and burnout. But what if we were to flip the script so that we talk not only about the challenges of the teaching profession, but also the rewarding aspects?

In part one of this…


Historically, student well-being has been the primary focus within K-12 education. However, there’s growing evidence that an approach is required that supports the well-being of both students and staff.

In this episode, Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew…


Schools aren’t immune to public discourses about weight loss and body image.

In this episode, Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew debunks common practices part of “weight-loss culture” and discusses the need for shifting the narrative to one that focuses on…


The pandemic has left many questions around what learning could and should look like as schools reopen.

In this episode, Jody Nolf discusses what she’s calling “ANCHOR learning.” ANCHOR could be vital to creating a safe and structured environment for…


When we experience a stressful situation, it can launch us into a spiral of negative thoughts and reactions, impacting our overall well-being. How then do we address this and focus on turning a problem into a solution?

According to Dr. Lisa Lucas,…


Tamara Lechner, Director of the Center for Positive Education, discusses the benefits of positive psychology in the work of K-12 school leaders and staff. Find out how incorporating the tenets of positive psychology into school team practices can lead…


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a rise in a little understood phenomenon among K-12 educators called “demoralization.”


COVID-19 has brought educators and their families together in the same space almost all day, every day. Homes are now living spaces, working spaces, and learning spaces, where educators are constantly switching between different tasks and wearing…


Stress and burnout led Patrice Palmer to leave the teaching profession after a 20 year-long career. Although she had attempted to return to part-time teaching, Patrice never regained her passion.

Why does teacher self-sacrifice appear to be the norm…


Heather Ross shares what it’s like to open up to your colleagues about your personal struggles with mental health.



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.