On Nuance: Dr. Michael Fullan In Conversation With Stephen Hurley

Recently, Stephen Hurley recorded a podcast in conversation with Dr. Michael Fullan where they explored some of the ideas from his latest book, “Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail” Please listen to this VoicEd Radio On Demand Podcast here. In this podcast, Stephen and Michael take us back to the 1960’s when innovation […]

Reframing Autism

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gerry Costa, Director, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University. Dr. Costa was a guest on EdLine Canada, the open line education show I co-host with Stephen Hurley on VoicEd Radio each Sunday afternoon. Dr. Costa was previously interviewed by Stephen Hurley […]

EdLine Canada: Autism Goes to School

Note: This show concluded on April 7, 2019. Please listen to the podcast of the show here and feel free to comment using the #EdCan hashtag. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, we are so pleased to welcome Dr. Sharon Mitchell to the show as our special guest. “Dr. Sharon A. Mitchell is an autism consultant, university instructor and speaker/advocate for those on the spectrum, […]

For Reflection, Not Perfection

This week I’ve tuned into lots of online chatter about the purpose of blogging. How do we reflect?  How do we share? Where are the conversations? What technology makes reflection easier? In the back of my mind for some time, has been this piece by Dean Shareski: I Don’t Read Your Blog  It made me […]

A Decade of Connecting – 10 Years on Twitter With My #PLN

10 years ago today, I created @fryed on Twitter. Twitter opened up my world. It was my first real experience with the read-write web – web 2.0, which gave people the power to contribute to the network, to build understanding together, to question thinking, to share with the world. As a mom, travelling to take […]

Leading Learning in 2018

“The balance between leading and learning is essential.” (Fullan 2017, p. 62) Back in early December, we met with our Assistant Principals in Western Region (NLESD) to talk about Learning Leadership.  We shared that Learning Leadership was an essential approach to effective practice in schools.  The feedback from that event was that overwhelmingly, the biggest […]

What I Learned in 2017

On this last day of 2017, I am going back over my year of learning.  The purpose of this post is mainly to help me reflect, and to organize my work into one place for easy access.  If you are reading this, I invite you to take a quick look at some of the topics […]

Activity or Learning?

Today our Programs Leaders took time to dig into the work of Stephen Katz and Lisa Ain Dack (Intentional Interruption, 2013). Here are some of the resources we looked at today. We began by examining our own definitions of learning from our earlier work together this year, and then considering the idea that learning is […]

From Around the Web

We often hear that educators want to own their own learning.  Where do educators go for quality content? Many educators are curating resources in many different locations.  Tonight I started a newsletter for blog followers that brings to your attention some of the most recent, interesting information being shared on the web, and suggests people […]

Learning Conversations

Here are some of the recorded conversations I have had recently with educators dedicated to producing audio work to promote quality professional learning. I encourage you to listen to their other podcasts as well (links provided).   With Derek Rodenizer (Ontario) on the Beyond the Staffroom Podcast ….as we discuss keeping learners at the centre […]