Education Deepcaster and Convo Moderator—working with others to change the way we talk about education! Architect and Chief Catalyst at voicEd Radio.
Thomas Homer-Dixon is Founder and Director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University, and holds a University Research Chair in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada. He's the author of "The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization" and "The Ingenuity Gap".Thomas Homer-Dixon joins me to talk about his latest book, "Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril"Find out more about today's guest by visiting his website:
Reflecting on the most “unprecedented” start of school ever. The co-hosts discuss what their roles are at the time of recording, the first weeks of learning and being back at school. A look at how we have been adapting to our roles- whether online or face-to-face or a mix of both. Beth talks about staying in her role as a teacher-librarian and the work of supporting educators and curating resources to have at the ready for the learning community without overwhelming them at the same time. The loss of school libraries across the province at this time as boards struggle to fill class needs with educators reflects the legacy of devaluing school library professionals and the loss this represents for educators and learners is recognized and discussed. While reflecting on the new normal of school the Lisa and Alanna share their experiences in face-to-face and online/remote learning and the changes they are seeing in both educators and students- from the ever present worries and need to pivot at a moment’s notice, the continued importance of a PLN (professional learning network) to support your pedagogical learning, the dichotomy of the increased independence of students and inability to focus for a long duration of time. The episode finishes off talking about what the co-hosts have read and loved recently, what they hope to read soon and the on-going debate of separating art from the artist. Books mentioned in this episode:Lovely War by Julie BerryThe Library at Mount Char by Scott HawkinsThe Pull of the Stars by Emma DonoghueI’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing BrownThe Library of Legends by Jamie ChangCreating Inclusive Writing Environments by Angela StockmanI Let You Go by Clare MackintoshSummerwood/Winterwood by E.L. ChenWorlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School by Laura FlemingPodcasts mentioned in this episode:Unlocking Us with Brene Brown (June 10th episode with Austin Channing Brown)
Steve Paikin is, arguably, Ontario's most trusted and respected public affairs journalists. Long-time host of TVO's Studio One and The Agenda, Steve Paikin has established a space for the type of dialogue so lacking in many of public conversations. It was great to connect with Steve about Ontario's political landscape, leadership within that space and the promise of active engagement among a new generation of citizens.
For Dr. Tina Boogren, self-care is not a program or even a set of practices. It's about a disposition—a way of looking at the world. It's about hanging on to your "why" and letting that guide you along the way. Follow Tina Boogren on Twitter: @THBoogren
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