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Open the Door—We’re Changing in Here!
Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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Here’s some thinking that has been rattling around in my brain for the past few weeks. It was sparked by an invitation to be part of a parent engagement evening on 21st Century Learning at Guardian Angels Elementary Sc

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A Year of Living Creatively

A Year of Living Creatively
Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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I know that I’m not alone in admitting that I’m a big consumer of TED Talks. I usually watch one the first thing every morning and will, quite often, load up my Smartphone with a number of random talks just before heading to the gym during the week. More often than not, I find something inspiring a

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Living on the Edge
Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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My father loved to live on the edge. I’m not saying that he was a high sensation seeker, a risk-taker or someone that was known to actively seek out novelty or innovation. In fact, he was a stalwart conservative, liked the familiarity of home and was one of the few people that I know that

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Back to School: What Are We Talking About?
Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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I realize that it is just the first week of August and that, for many, quite a bit of summer still remains untapped and unexplored. But I also suspect that, right about now, journalists and media folks are gathering around tables, pots of coffee close by, trying to decide which topics, angles and pe

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From Imagination to Creative Action
Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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A few days ago, I wrote about how a small vinyl window in a cottage bedroom ignited the imagination of my five year-old son. For the rest of that day, and into the following morning, Liam delighted passe

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A Small Window on the Power of Imagination
Posted on: July 20th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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The first thing that the two boys did when they arrived at this small enclave of cottages in Northern Ontario (well, North for us!) was look for the things that were familiar—the things that they recognized from last year. They

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