The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes

Episode #43 REALLY remote teaching. Empties ‘o plenty. Bhangra inspiration. Talking Forests Two.

November 15, 2021

It’s not like the internet has a limit on KMs – or miles. So, why not teach students in Alaska from faarrrrr away? Leslie McCartney, as associate prof with the University of Alaska, connects with her far north-west students from her home in Lindsay. Gurdeep Pandher is now a massive YouTube sensation, thanks to his inspiring, uplifting outdoor Bhangra dancing from his home in the Yukon. Trevor Hutchinson describes how he’s now even more uplifted after having met the pandemic era celeb on his own northern turf. Mary Connell considered a plain ‘ole, door-to-door bottle drive fundraiser. But she and her fellow Downeyvillians (that’s what you call someone from Downeyville, right?) had a better idea. Seems the trees at Ken Reid were tired of doing all the talking. So, now they have rooted colleagues sharing the chatter at Windy Ridge, thanks to an expanded free phone app.


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