Episode 20 | Featuring Alix Maffin-Pirie

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Alix Maffin-Pirie is an enthusiastic English Language Arts teacher in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud firefighter’s wife, rescue-dog mama, lover of the outdoors, board games, corny jokes, and a life long learner. Alix knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps playing “classroom” in her basement was the first clue she’d found her calling! … Read More

Episode 19 | Featuring Chey Cheney & Pav Wander

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Chey Cheney is a middle school teacher with 20 years of experience, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He currently teaches Grade 8 in Toronto, Ontario and engages in coaching and leadership work with students in the school beyond instructional time. Passionate about ELA, Chey’s teaching philosophy centers around student agency, student voice and a strong commitment to social justice. Chey … Read More

Episode 18 | Featuring Shelley Moore

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Shelley Moore, originally from Edmonton, Alberta and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at¬†national and international conferences and is constructed based on theory and effective¬†practices of … Read More

Episode 17 | Featuring Kristin Wiens

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Kristin Wiens is an Inclusion Coach for the Sooke School District (#62) located on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Her main focus is creating and facilitating professional learning opportunities for staff, including a year-long Education Assistant program. Kristin’s illustrations support educational topics related to inclusion, self-regulation, mindfulness and more. She is passionate about inclusion, visual communication, Universal Design for … Read More

Episode 16 | Featuring Lisa Cherry

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Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting those in Education, Social Care and Adoption and Fostering to understand trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in this field and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience. … Read More