With the advent of more ethically-conscious curricula that challenge the outdated colonialist outlook on history, educators are more responsible than ever for carefully and accurately talking about cultures and ways of knowing that may not be personally familiar to us. In light of the Canadian government’s reconciliation efforts with indigenous people, the way we teach … Continue reading E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)
Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness: Head, Heart, and Hands In order to feel proud of our communities, I believe we need to wrap our arms around those who struggle within them. Caring for people starts with a willingness to see, hear, and understand one another with an open heart. We have to begin with empathy, compassion, … Continue reading Head, Heart, Hands
You’ll learn easy tangible ways to support students experiencing depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thoughts. This is an episode not to miss!
Some people believe that empathy is intrinsic, something you’re either born with or you’re not. Well, my guest today believes that all children have the capacity to be kind, compassionate contributors, we just have to be willing to teach them how.
We are bringing inquiry-based, interdisciplinary learning to our community but what does this mean? In this convo, we explore what it all means!
Have you ever found yourself puzzling over fostering resilience in our students but felt at a loss about how to get there? My remarkable guest describes through animated and relatable storytelling how to do just that by developing #grit, #growth mindset, and #confidence within our students.
When you ask people what they want most in life, money, fame and notoriety are not at the top of their lists: happiness is.
There’s a way for you to avoid educator burnout and my incredibly talented friend and guest has the perfect recipe for nourishing your soul. Get inspired to fill your cup first so that you have more to give. I hope you savour this episode and message of self-compassion as much as I did! Lisa … Continue reading E 12: How to Avoid Educator Burnout: Nourishing Teacher Well-Being Through Mindful Practice (with Lisa Baylis)
You know one of my favorite parts of recording this podcast is that I get to speak to a ton of incredible people who are doing what they are meant to do! And today, I’m going to introduce you to someone who is doing just that and encouraging his students to connect to their hidden … Continue reading E11: How to Keep Kids in School and Ignite their Passion for Learning: Fostering an Inquiry Mindset in Your Students (with Trevor MacKenzie)
In this episode, you’ll learn so many strategies, tools and lesson ideas for teaching integrated and meaningful learning that it’ll have you sprinting into your classroom with a recharged sense of purpose! In this conversation, Adrienne Gear explores specific ways of teaching Social Emotional Skills that will prepare our students for the future and how … Continue reading E10: Leaving Your “Heartprint” on the World (with Adrienne Gear)