Grabbing a moment with John Shields

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Reflecting on a couple of opportunities of meeting a remarkable stranger.

Learning outside the box

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A parent and teacher reflect on the challenges for diverse learning styled students in our schools, and power of wilderness learning.

A conference reception that jazzed attendees

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It was designed to encourage Canadian scientists and researchers to make new connections at an international conference. People stayed much longer than organizers dreamed… and conferred deeply with each other.

Reconfiguring a church

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A visitor from Florida tells a story or reshaping/ reconfiguring a large church. When what you’re doing is not having an impact…consider reconfiguring what you’re doing. Reconfigure: to change the shape or formation of; remodel; restructure

Power of story telling in business and science

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Scientists will be much better communicators if they understood and practiced good story telling.

After a Focus Interview at a conference reception

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Loved the reaction, the stimulation at a conference reception, which followed a whole day of presentations. It was to run from 6-9pm… Many folks stayed and talked till past 10.

Learning the real impact of her teaching

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Teaching music to a boy who did nothing. He sat like a rock in class, not participating. Then his mother told her that music was his favourite class….

Math Walk and Talk

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This math prof is a true traveler on campus finds students talking to him as he walks between classes to discuss math topics. Part of his approach is differentiating between work and play in approaching math problems.

Opening doors with strangers

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He had the tools, the spirit and the questions to unlock this wonderful opportunity with a stranger. Inspired by the book “Hi! Conversation Changes Lives” Steven explores countless opportunities to engage. For more information about the book

Life changing: Talking with stranger

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A priceless story of finding direction and purpose from talking with a stranger.