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Food for Thought

Ignite Presentation  ‘Stepping Into the Intersection’ (April 2014) 

Igniting Passion for Learning & Teaching

In the following (4 min) excerpt from my interview with Tsimshian artist Roy Henry Vickers (for my graduate thesis), Roy shares important perspectives regarding key areas that ultimately support student engagement, success and learning; ways we can ignite and inspire learning and teaching:

  • Roy Henry Vickers (audio track only) (Music in background, Lara St John & Marie Pierre Langlamet, Bach Sonatas, Sonata No. 3 in E Major, Adagio)

For more information on Roy Henry Vickers and his art, visit

Thoughts on Inquiry Based Learning:

Click on image to view VoiceThread sharing thinking about Inquiry Based Learning.

Reflections on My Work Supporting System Change

I created the following video montage/remix to capture key thinking  and core messages guiding my work with boards in their journeys to enhance learning and teaching and success for all. The audio track I utilized for this montage is comprised of several excerpts from The Experience of Education Re-imagined  I used these particular excerpts from Education Re-imagined because they capture the very essence of the work within each of the boards that I was attached to during this past year and offer important reminders for where our focus needs to continue to be as we continue in our journey together. The images used in the montage came from a collection of images regarding school change, passion based learning and Appreciative Inquiry that I have acquired over the past 4 years.

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6 comments on “Food for Thought

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  2. royhenryvickers
    September 1, 2012

    Thank you Karen for sharing this, I’d like to share on my FB sites and don’t quite know how. Some good thoughts as we head back to school this 2012-2013 year.

    • Karen Steffensen
      September 1, 2012

      My pleasure, Roy. Your words are so inspiring– although just 4 minutes from our hour long chat enroute to Niagara Falls, this excerpt really captures the essence of our goals as Teachers, Healers, Visionaries, Leaders. Thanks for your wisdom…

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    May 28, 2016

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    • KS
      May 30, 2016

      Thank you! Glad you had the chance to explore the blog and found parts that resonated. All the best.

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