15 episodes

In the podcast, we hope to inspire educators to bring their whole selves into their classroom everyday. Through powerful conversations, we will explore how teachers can see their classrooms and students as extensions of who they are as people. We will help you embrace your calling as educators, teaching from authenticity, vulnerability and the power of the heart.

Wholehearted Teaching with Adrian Del Mont‪e‬ Adrian Del Monte

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In the podcast, we hope to inspire educators to bring their whole selves into their classroom everyday. Through powerful conversations, we will explore how teachers can see their classrooms and students as extensions of who they are as people. We will help you embrace your calling as educators, teaching from authenticity, vulnerability and the power of the heart.

    This is a Love Story with Teacher, Author and Advocate Penny Kittle

    This is a Love Story with Teacher, Author and Advocate Penny Kittle

    "This is a love story" are the first words of Penny Kittle's  book, Book Love.  They are words that may change how you see the students you teach. No one has been more influential on my classroom than Penny and I was so honoured that she was willing to...

    • 54 min
    SPECIAL Episode: An Anthology of Occasional Poetry from a Wonderful Class of Students

    SPECIAL Episode: An Anthology of Occasional Poetry from a Wonderful Class of Students

    In this episode, my students from this quadmester will share their own, occasional poems with you. This has been a wonderful group of teenagers and I have loved learning and growing with them. I want to especially thank them for their bravery and...

    • 46 min
    Moving from Shame to Love with Psychotherapist Kristen Hodges

    Moving from Shame to Love with Psychotherapist Kristen Hodges

    This week's conversation is meant to help teachers-- particularly white teachers-- move from feelings of shame that immobilize us to connecting with healthy guilt that can guide us forward.  Guilt moves us to anti-racism work and that work is full of...

    • 48 min
    WHY ARE YOU IN EDUCATION?? with TDSB Principal, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Disrupter, Salima Kassam

    WHY ARE YOU IN EDUCATION?? with TDSB Principal, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Disrupter, Salima Kassam

    This question-- WHY ARE YOU IN EDUCATION??-- frames our conversation today.  If you stop to think about that, what would you say?My guest, Salima Kassam is a principal with the Toronto District School Board and has given her life to the work of...

    • 44 min
    Restoring a Broken System with TCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisor Lavinia Latham

    Restoring a Broken System with TCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisor Lavinia Latham

    The second episode in our Anti-Racism series made me nervous.Lavinia is the most lovely person, but her role as Humanity Equity Advisor at the Toronto Catholic District School Board is to look at problems in the education system...and advise things that...

    • 57 min
    Having Brave Conversations about Race, Equity and White Fragility with Superintendent Derek Chen

    Having Brave Conversations about Race, Equity and White Fragility with Superintendent Derek Chen

    In this conversation, we speak with TCDSB Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education and Community Relations, Derek Chen. Superintendent Chen speaks about the importance of being brave enough to have courageous conversations about...

    • 38 min

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