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Nov 3, 2020

Paula Gosal is the Principal of Chilliwack Middle School in British Columbia. As a busy and experienced administrator, with a full life outside of school, she talks about what is important to her as she navigates her different life roles. An area of interest for Paula is how to support women leaders and provide safe...

Oct 20, 2020

Doreen Miori-Merola is the Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative. Doreen talks about her journey in educational leadership and how the work of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools helped her develop skills in mediating others' thinking. Doreen highlights the importance of being able to engage in cognitive conflict,...

Sep 20, 2020

Carol Brooks Simoneau is the Co-Director of Thinking Collaborative. In this interview, Carol shares her journey as an educational leader, which began as a reading specialist. What clearly comes through is Carol's thoughtful identity, in connection with her beliefs and values, that informs her leadership choices. 

Sep 13, 2020

Lucinda shares her reflections during three weeks of quarantine. The book, "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters," provided an opportunity for reflection, alongside her experience of being stuck in her room alone. She realizes she was hiding aspects of herself away, in pursuit of a more cookie cutter...

Feb 19, 2020

Lucinda interviews Bruce Wellman, co-developer of Adaptive Schools, as he shares his career journey. He also relays significant insights about group dynamics, leadership and listening skills that certainly makes this interview compelling for all educators.