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Shaping Our World
37 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Finding moments of influence with Shauna Barnes
Shauna Barnes has had decades of experience working with young people in educational settings and in particular where she has served as a high school guidance counsellor. She speaks about the numbness young people today feel as they experience life through social media apps and how you can find moments of influence for the young people in your life.
38 minutes | May 28, 2021
Orlando Bowen is a former professional athlete, community advocate and inspirational speaker. His heart specifically lies in working with young people. He speaks holistically about helping young people truly engage with their community - including their peers and those who are both older and younger than them.
34 minutes | May 14, 2021
Creating Acceptance and Inclusion for all kids with Erin Butler
It's no secret youth development doesn't have a one-size-fits-all solution. But what about kids that have autism? On today's episode, Chris speaks with Erin Butler, a behaviour therapist and specialist in working with students with autism with the Toronto District School Board.
1 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Welcome to Shaping Our World
You’re a parent or maybe you work with young people in your job - but either way, you have a desire to inspire the young people in your life. Hi, my name is Chris Tompkins, a 20 plus years veteran of youth development. Both on the front lines and leading the youth development organization, Muskoka Woods. I’m also a dad. Shaping Our World is a podcast that invites you into a conversation that will leave you more confident in inspiring and understanding the young people in your life.
26 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Challenge of Culture Change with Dr. Karyn Gordon
A 25 year veteran of working with young people both with teens and business leaders, on today's episode Dr. Karyn Gordon discuses how families are struggling to keep up with culture change.
44 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Will Generation Z Be Ready for Adulthood? With Tim Elmore
As the CEO of Growing Leaders, an organized specializing in youth leadership programs and skills training. His most recent book, The Pandemic Population: 8 Strategies to Help Generation Z Recognize Hope, seeks to help our youngest generation come out well from the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode, Tim and Chris Tompkins discuss learning and leading from young people.
29 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
The Future of Education with Damon Ealey
Damon Ealey in a principal in the Greater Toronto Area and what he's seen in the ways different students have taken to online learning leads him to believe that remote learning and new ways of teaching will be here to stay. Chris Tompkins and Damon discuss how the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has impacted education and what it means for the future of learning.
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