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What will you do with your extra second?
Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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I was delighted to come across this article in yesterday’s Toronto Star. My exuberant reaction came, not because this was the biggest news story of the day, but because it was likely one the smallest!

It looks like natural occurrences around the world have led to a slowing of the earth’s rotat

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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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Cultivating Creativity: Personally, Parentally and Professionally
Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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I’ve been thinking a great deal about Imagination and Creativity for the past couple of years. I’ve been thinking about them from a very personal perspective, reflecting on how my own story has been a type of journey to reclaim a dimension of my life  that has always been an integral, yet largely u

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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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