Beth speaks with Stephen Hurley and Doug Peterson about how their habits have changed, and remained the same, through their careers in education and beyond, including memories of unusual locations where reading materials were purchased and which books are in your “thinking genre” . The discussion looked at the how and why people write blogs, blogs as a reading genre and the weekly celebration of Ontario EduBlogs. Shoutouts to The Hardy Boys, The Old Reader, Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.
Doug Peterson is currently the past-president of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, an organization where he served as President in 2017/18 and was the Bring IT Together Conference Co-Chair in 2013 and 2014. In his educational past, he has been a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor, teaching the Computer Science teachable course. He has taught Data Processing, Computer Science, Accounting, General Business Studies, and Mathematics at the secondary school level and was the Director of Business Education at Sandwich Secondary School in Lasalle, Ontario. He was also a Computers in Education Program Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board and before that, the Essex County Board of Education. On a temporary basis, he managed the Information Technology Department for the Greater Essex County District School Board for a time.Doug has a passion for supporting Ontario educators and regularly highlights Active Ontario Educators on Friday mornings and their blogging efforts with a Wednesday show on voicEd Radio and a Friday "This Week in Ontario Edublogs" post.