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Mental health is a very important, yet sometimes neglected part of education. While students’ physical needs are taken care of, what can be done to help with their mental ones?

In this episode, Fiona talks to Steve Cairns. Steve talks about his work with the Village of Attachment and other organizations that help students, promoting good mental health in their schools and encouraging them to get involved with their communities. It’s a wonderful interview, and thanks so much to Steve for taking part.

In addition, your hosts talk about the work of Dr. Sugata Mitra, and the “School in the Cloud” concept that won him a TED prize. He’s also best-known for the “Hole in the Wall” project. Be sure to check it out!

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show. Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca.

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please see our podcast blog post.

Episode 71 (40:57)

Time Stamps

00:19 | Introduction
8:31 | Steve Cairns interview
37:27 | What’s happening at PDCE
Credits

Down the Hall theme music | “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent
Bumper Music | “Nothing Reacted” by Sweet Play
Sleigh Bell sound effect – SoundBible

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_71_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:16am PDT
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Back on Episode 24, Happy Anniversary, Dave asked Carl Leggo about the importance of creativity in Education. This time around, Carl elaborates on his commitment to creativity and shares his thoughts about teaching creatively and teaching creativity. Carl recommends a selection of books to inspire creative approaches in the classroom for varying curricular disciplines, including music and theatre, but also physics, science, and social studies! See below for links. 

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show. Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all links mentioned on this episode, please see our blog post.

Episode 70 (46:44)

Time Stamps

0:20 | Introduction
6:27 | Interview with Carl Leggo
42:52 | What's happening at PDCE 

Credits

Down the hall theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent
Bumper Music | "Want It All" by Misfilter

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_70_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:45am PDT
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It's Halloween! This week, your hosts examine what is sometimes a creepy subject, especially when it involves possible zombies. They explore the science of ethnobotany and how it's been portrayed in popular culture. Complete with Sean Connery impersonation!

The interview this week is with Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, who talks about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Education, how it's risen to prominence over the last few years, and the upcoming STEM conference being held here at UBC next Summer. The Call for Proposals deadline is December 9 for those of you who would like to take part!

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show. Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca.

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please see our blog post.

Episode 69 (35:15)

Time Stamps

00:57 | Introduction
11:39 | Marina Milner-Bolotin Interview
31:45 | What's happening at PDCE
Credits

Down the Hall theme music | "Chased by a Cow" by Heifervescent
Bumper Music | “Spooky” by A.L.K. DJ

All sound effects courtesy of Soundbible.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_69_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:29am PDT
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