Resilient & Resourced Educator

The Resilient and Resourced Educator Interview series gives you an inside view of educators who have dedicated their lives to teaching, mentoring, coaching and supporting others on their learning journey. Education workers, new and experienced, reflect on their strengths, their areas of need and how they resource others and themselves. The unique stories of how passion for education was born and how that passion expresses itself will inspire you. All education workers worth their salt know that free time is at a premium so these pocket-sized chats can easily weave into your day.

resilient & resourced educator #9 – Mary

 Mary has been an Educational Assistant for 11 years and sees her primary role as being a caring presence for her students.  A positive and encouraging support for her students and her colleagues, Mary believes in the power of intentionally reaching out to others when things get stressful instead of going it alone.
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resilient & resourced educator podcast #8 – Kathleen

Kathleen is an energetic high school math teacher who simply loves being in the classroom!   With the pandemic-led learning disruptions last spring, she sees how some students continue to struggle with the self-regulation needed to understand increasingly challenging math concepts.  Join the conversation to hear what hopes this caring educator has for her students in a post-pandemic world.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #7 – Gwen

With vulnerability, wisdom and compassion, Gwen shares her story of her personal and professional challenges in pandemic times.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #6 – Derrick and Andrea

Derrick and Andrea are a a two-educator family and a study in contrasts! Listen in to this beautiful conversation about how pandemic teaching is impacting this family who is dedicated to the power of a solid education.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #5 – Linda

Linda’s resilience is grounded in thoughtful support systems that will inspire you. And the two amazing initiatives that she has created, each “born out of frustration”, are a testament to her unwavering belief in a student-centred education system. The PIVOT Plan and the @1every5 are interesting reads.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #4 – Lori

With her Masters in Social Work, Lori has been an itinerant social worker with multiple schools in her portfolio but is now located at one high school of almost 1600 hundred students. Lori is a well of resources on self-aware, self-care habits.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #3 – Kim

This direct, well-organized educator knows that a pandemic school year will take some effort but she is optimistic about the future of education given her belief in the power of face-to-face learning and the impact teachers can have in the life of their students.
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #2

Carolina: Find Your Mentors! Carolina is a grounded, innovative educator who has taught from JK to Grade 4 over the past 13 years. Now with her Master of Education under her belt, she is working on her Principal Qualifications and has been actively involved on the Equity & Diversity Committee with her board. Her vocal passionate support and advocacy for others extends beyond the school hallways where she has founded and leads a female leadership project called Feminine Harbor and you can also find her on LinkedIn and Instagram. Carolina leans heavily on the memory of her ancestors to work ...
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Resilient & Resourced Educator Podcast #1

Kimiko: An Epic Helper Who Would Make Mr. Rogers Proud! Kimiko is a charming blend of positive educator and energetic, no-nonsense activist and she has been doing this light-filled work for 15 years. When she’s not found on a picket line playing her guitar or encouraging others on her Twitter feed, this self-proclaimed “nerd” is providing exceptional streams of educational resources to her professional network or parents. After several years of teaching Primary/ Junior, Kimiko is now an ESL Itinerant and a compassionate advocate for all of her students including the newcomers to her community. If you want to be ...
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