Podcast: Learning Transforms

Cortney and Ted in the studio.

Learning Transforms with Ted Riecken and Cortney Baldwin is a podcast on research, practices and inspiring people and subjects related to education. Coming to you from the Faculty of Education and the Association of Graduate Education Students (AGES).

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Tim Black 

Black discusses how to change the culture of psychological injuries from one of perceived weakness to one where hard work is required, teamwork is valued and transformation is the goal.


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Chaw-win-is discusses the process of indigenous resurgence. From why we do a territorial acknowledgment, to better understanding our history and trauma, and why indigenizing education is important.


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David Blades

Blades is changing how we teach science in schools. Beyond scientific facts; teachers need to relate their lessons to the students' roles as citizens and add beauty to science. "You need to connect it to life."



Donna McGhie-Richmond 

Inclusive Education is increasingly the norm in Canadian schools. McGhie-Richmond encourages teachers to welcome and learn from the diversity in the classroom.


Your hosts

Ted Riecken

Ted Riecken has been a podcaster since 2004 when the medium first emerged. His show Islandpodcasting was one of the first podcasts from Vancouver Island and ran for five years with over 100 episodes. After working as a Director of Graduate Studies & Research, as an Associate Dean, and as the Dean for the Faculty of Education, he now teaches and does research as a professor for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He spends his spare time thinking about exciting ideas for podcasts and hanging out with his dog Watson.

Cortney Baldwin

Cortney Baldwin is a graduate student in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies doing research on Reconciliation. She previously graduated in Canadian Studies, and in Development Studies. While she loves podcasts, this is her first time hosting one. Cortney's 20 years of customer service and journey through higher education gives her a unique and relatable perspective on many topics. In her time off, Cortney enjoys walking her dogs Bella and Tucker, spending time with loved ones, and daydreaming of all the animals she will rescue as she enjoys a glass of wine.