Wholehearted Teaching
with Adrian Del Monte
In the podcast, we hope to inspire educators to bring their whole selves into their classroom everyday. Through powerful conversations, we will explore how teachers can see their classrooms and students as extensions of who they are as people. We will help you embrace your calling as educators, teaching from authenticity, vulnerability and the power of the heart.

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This week’s conversation is meant to help teachers– particularly white teachers– move from feelings of shame that immobilize us to connecting with healthy guilt that can guide us forward.  Guilt moves us to anti-racism work and that work is full of…

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This question– WHY ARE YOU IN EDUCATION??– frames our conversation today.  If you stop to think about that, what would you say?My guest, Salima Kassam is a principal with the Toronto District School Board and has given her life to the work of…

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The second episode in our Anti-Racism series made me nervous.Lavinia is the most lovely person, but her role as Humanity Equity Advisor at the Toronto Catholic District School Board is to look at problems in the education system…and advise things…

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In this conversation, we speak with TCDSB Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education and Community Relations, Derek Chen. Superintendent Chen speaks about the importance of being brave enough to have courageous conversations about…

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Welcome to 2021, a year that has so much potential for teaching! We launch Season 2 through a wonderful conversation with Chey Cheney and Pav Wander, two Toronto teachers and hosts of The Staffroom Podcast who are just crushing it. Both Chey and Pav…

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In our Christmas Special, we talk about seeing differently, through the eyes of kindness. In this episode, mom, daughter and Vice Principal Katie Akelaitis speaks about how her father taught her to treat others as “kin,” as if they were her own family,…

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This episode shows that strong teaching has all the same attributes as strong families: an emphasis on following your passions, finding ways to serve others, collaborating together and, most importantly, a cohesion between what happens in the classroom…

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This episode is framed around a question: How has being female prevented you from bringing your whole self to the classroom?  It’s an important conversation, and one that I am grateful to share a part. In this episode, we speak to Loretta Notten, the…

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Going off the beaten path, challenging formal education practices, and untethering teachers to bring their own passions to the classroom are all the topics that we discuss with our guest, teaching legend and critically acclaimed writer, Anthony De…

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Vulnerability, making mistakes and accepting ourselves exactly as we are are all topics that we discuss today with our guest and award-winning teacher, Barb Russell. 10 years as an emergency room Nurse followed by 25 years in the classroom has given…

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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.