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The Heart of Teaching

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The Heart of Teaching is a podcast where teacher Dave Ruzycki passes on lessons and stories from his 38 year teaching career, interviews past students, talks current events, and much more!

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84 - Fire and the Doppler Effect
In episode 84 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about thinking outside the box and a science experiment gone wrong. Some great information and funny stuff to reflect on. We would like to thank FeedSpot for their continued support and highly recommend them for all your podcast needs. linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
07:58
May 17, 2022
83 - I Have Your Back
In episode 83 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki outlines a simple concept, and what it actually means to have our children's, students', and players' backs! Good stuff to reflect on for all those working with children and young adults. We would like to continue to thank the listening platform FeedSpot for their support and highly recommend them for all your podcast needs! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
11:18
May 11, 2022
82 - IQ vs EQ Remastered
In episode 82 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki remasters and adds additional information to an episode and concept dealing with the importance of IQ and EQ in the teaching profession. Two important stories to reflect on for all parents, coaches, and teachers!  linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
10:05
May 05, 2022
81 - Chasing the Dream
In episode 81 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a talk with a former student and football player who completed his  2021-2022 Sr. year of high school down South and played football for the California State High School Champions Mater Dei Crusaders in San Diego. They talk about politics, the pandemic, cultural differences, and U.S. High School football. Enjoy! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
51:45
April 27, 2022
80 - Doug and the Handshake
In episode 80 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a life lesson he learned years ago from a close friend regarding confidence and first impressions and the impact that life lesson has had on all his students! This is an important story for everyone to reflect on and learn from. We would like to continue to recognize FeedSpot for all your Podcast interests! They have been great to us!! Linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
06:27
April 20, 2022
79 - Coaches are Teachers
In episode 79 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the concept that all coaches are teachers first and coaches second, and the showdown and outcome he had with an opposing coach who decided to run up the score on his boys. A must-listen for all students, parents, and teachers. We want to continue to thank the listening platform FeedSpot for their support and recommend them for all your listening needs! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
10:14
April 13, 2022
78 - Walking the Talk
In episode 78 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about walking the talk when discussing doing the right thing, and an incident he uses as a teachable moment involving his showdown with a restaurant owner, an inappropriate sign, and 2800 dollars. An important lesson to reflect on for all students, parents, coaches, and teachers. We would like to recognize Feedspot for their continued support and recommend them for all your podcast interests! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
09:01
April 06, 2022
77 - A Defining Moment
In episode 77 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave talks about defining moments that have the possibility and potential to change a person's direction in life, and that one defining moment that impacted his future. He does a lot of soul searching in this episode. We would like to continue to support the listening platform Feedspot and all the awesome podcasts they promote! Thank you so much for ranking us #11 globally! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
11:46
March 30, 2022
76 - Breakfast and Chinese Food
In episode 76 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about kids at risk and the success he had in developing a program that featured breakfasts, birthday cakes, and Chinese food.  Great information for all educators and parents to reflect on! We would like to continue to thank Feedspot for recognizing us as one of the top teacher podcasts to listen to! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
08:27
March 22, 2022
75 - The Bag of Balls
In episode 75 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the challenges, humorous moments, and what he learned when he taught at an alternative elementary school. Some cool stuff to reflect on for all! We would like to continue to promote the listening platform Feedspot. In addition to our podcast, they have a ton of other awesome teacher podcasts to check out! linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
17:32
March 16, 2022
74 - Broken Lives
In episode 74 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a very real conversation with a first responder, Ash, who has been involved in over 1200 incidents related to toxic poisoning on Vancouver's downtown east side over a period of 18 years. Ash talks about his experiences and shares some valuable and tragic insight related to substance use. The information is raw and unfiltered and important for all teachers, parents, and students to listen to and learn from. We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for supporting us. You can check out some other great Teacher Podcasts that they sponsor on their platform. linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
49:24
March 09, 2022
73 - Kindness Part 2
In Part 2 of "Kindness," Dave Ruzycki talks about two separate incidents involving students at risk and the impact his insignificant gestures had on his relationships with those two boys. Some important lessons for all educators and coaches to reflect on! We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their continued support! You can also check out some other great podcasts they recognize! Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
11:06
March 02, 2022
72 - Kindness
In episode 72: part one of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about an incident 46 years ago involving his father and a 14-year-old boy, and the impact it had on his teaching career. Some powerful information to reflect on for all parents, coaches, and teachers. Make sure to check out the listening platform Feedspot for more awesome teacher podcasts! Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
08:01
February 22, 2022
71 - The Hall of Famer
In episode 71 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks with one of the winningest coaches in our nation regarding Freshman Football, Mr. Darrell Hall. There are some great life lessons for all teachers ad coaches regardless of what sport you coach. After you listen to this episode, check out the listening platform Feedspot for some other awesome teacher podcasts! Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
40:22
February 15, 2022
70 - Dumb Stuff
In the 70th episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about some of the dumb decisions he has made in his career as a result of being a competitive coach and teacher. Some life-altering lessons to be learned by all!  We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their awesome support! Check out some of their other amazing teacher podcasts! Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
10:19
February 09, 2022
69 - Audibles
In episode 69 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki gives some invaluable information and what he learned related to the importance of thinking on the spot and changing the game plan when dealing with our lessons, students, parents, and colleagues. Some great takeaways for all educators! We would like to continue to recognize and thank the listening platform Feedspot for their recognition and support. Check out some other great podcasts they feature for all educators! https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
12:05
February 02, 2022
68 - Making the Call
In episode 68 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the impact a positive phone call home has had on his students and his teaching career. Some great insights and takeaways to reflect on for all instructors. We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their continued support and recognize some of the other great listens they provide. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
09:50
January 26, 2022
67 - The Comeback Kid
In episode 67 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a motivating conversation with former student and lacrosse star Morgan Sherley, who overcame 3 career-limiting knee surgeries and was still able to compete and secure a lacrosse scholarship in the United States, as well as being invited to try out for the Canadian National Lacrosse Team.  We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their amazing support! You can also check out some other great podcasts that they promote! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching/
52:16
January 19, 2022
66 - My Principal
In episode 66 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a special principal whose leadership and mentoring left a lasting impression on his teaching career and a huge impact on his life. We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their support! Check out some of the other awesome teacher podcasts they promote! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
16:25
January 12, 2022
65 - Checking my Ego
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about losing his cool with a mean spirited parent, and what he learned from the experience. Some valuable lessons to be learned for all teachers and coaches! We would like to continue to thank the listening platform Feedspot for their continued support! Also you can check out a ton of other awesome educational podcasts on their site! Linktree: linktr.ee/theheartofteaching
11:46
January 05, 2022
64 - What Goes Around
In episode 64 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about teaching Karma, and the impact it had on his father and his family. Some important concepts to reflect on for all educators and coaches. We would also like to recognize, and thank, the listening platform Feedspot, for their continued support of our podcast. If you get a chance, check out some of the other great podcasts they support!  https://www.feedspot.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/theheartofteaching Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
10:28
December 29, 2021
63 - Looking Past the Trophy
In episode 63 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about looking past all the banners and trophies in our schools, and taking a moment to really understand what they all represent. Some great words to reflect on! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Thank you to Feedspot for featuring us in their “Best 90 Teacher Podcasts” list: https://blog.feedspot.com/teacher_podcasts/
07:52
December 21, 2021
62 - Eating Disorders and Winning
In episode 62 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a heartfelt conversation with Lauren Babineau, who is a world class triathlete, about her successful battle with an eating disorder as a teenager. Some great lessons and insights for all parents, students, coaches, and teachers! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Thank you to Feedspot for featuring us in their “Best 90 Teacher Podcasts” list: https://blog.feedspot.com/teacher_podcasts/
42:54
December 15, 2021
61 - Reaching Out
In episode 61 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about his high school reaching out, and what they were able to accomplish and to to support a high school in Alberta after a tragic event impacted their community. An inspiring story about the power of students, parents, and teachers. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Thank you to Feedspot for featuring us in their “Best 90 Teacher Podcasts” list: https://blog.feedspot.com/teacher_podcasts/
10:42
December 08, 2021
60 - Sports, Courage, and Cancer
In episode 60 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the role football played in a young man's successful battle with cancer. Some great lessons related to the importance of sport in a young adult's life. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ Thank you to Feedspot for featuring us in their “Best 90 Teacher Podcasts” list: https://blog.feedspot.com/teacher_podcasts/
07:15
December 01, 2021
59 - Exercise, Anxiety, and the Kid
In episode 59 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the benefits of exercise when dealing with anxiety and depression, and the dramatic impact it had on one of his most challenging students. Some great facts and information to reflect on! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
12:27
November 24, 2021
58 - The Teacher and the Tattoo
In episode 58 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about wearing a battered and torn tattoo of the Canadian flag on his shoulder, and how that image has everything to do with what we should be teaching in our classrooms and homes. Some great information to reflect on for all students, coaches, teachers, and parents! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
08:47
November 17, 2021
57 - Take the Power Shake
In episode 57 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the health of young adults, and a magical breakfast drink that powers up all his students and players to do their best! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
09:30
November 10, 2021
56 - Building a Team
In episode 56 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about building an athletic program from the ground up, the challenges and successes he has encountered, and the lessons he learned. There is some valuable information for all players, parents, teachers, and coaches! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
11:59
November 03, 2021
54 - Comfort Dogs and Lola
In episode 54 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the benefits of having comfort dogs in schools, and the success he has encountered bringing his dog Lola to work with his students. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
14:47
October 21, 2021
53 - Corrie's Decisions
In episode 53 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a powerful conversation with a young businessman, Corrie George, about how he became extremely successful after initially choosing the wrong path and overcoming some significant life challenges. Incredible words and life lessons for all! How to help with LIGHT THE NIGHT: - Get Swabbed/Donate Blood: https://www.blood.ca/en/stemcells/donating-stemcells/stemcell-eligibility-and-registration https://www.blood.ca/en - Donate: https://www.lightthenight.ca/  Donate to Team Chua Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
50:18
October 13, 2021
52 - Hide and Seek
In episode 52 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the consequences of skipping his classes, and the lesson one student and her peers learned after tempting fate! Some funny moments and good advice! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
09:16
October 06, 2021
51 - Moving Forward
In episode 51 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a motivational conversation with his former captain and student Jeremy Kalenuik, about how he was able to move forward in life and find success and happiness after overcoming personal challenges. A powerful message for all! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
21:05
October 01, 2021
50 - Mentoring
In episode 50 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about teaching his students to make a difference as a result of the lessons he learned growing up. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
10:55
September 22, 2021
49 - Autism and Success
In episode 49 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with his former student and friend about his success while dealing with the challenges associated with autism. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
29:19
September 15, 2021
48 - Coaching and Cursing
In episode 48 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about coaching and teaching in Southern California one summer, and the lessons he learned! A must listen for all coaches and teachers! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
12:40
September 07, 2021
47 - Health and Basketball
In episode 47 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with Provincial Champion Girls Basketball Coach, and former student, Darcy Grant. They talk about overcoming Darcy's health challenges, and his recipe for success. Awesome information! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
43:35
September 01, 2021
46 - Stop Burnout
In episode 46 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki  gives some heartfelt advice to educators about the things that helped stop him from burning out during his teaching career.  Enjoy! If you have a student, teacher, colleague, or anybody in the community who is making some kind of difference, send us a DM on Instagram! We'll shout them out on an upcoming episode, briefly talk about the work they're doing, and anything else you want us to add. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
11:11
August 25, 2021
45 - Dagmar's Life Lessons
In episode 45 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has an awesome conversation with his former student Dagmar Meachem, who is a certified business and leadership coach. Amazing words of wisdom and advice for all of us! Tons of takeaways! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
42:14
August 18, 2021
44 - Consulting with Kai
In episode 44 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with a 12 year old, grade 7 student about teaching and learning in the classroom and what works for him. There is some great information to reflect on for all educators! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
15:55
August 10, 2021
43 - Motorcycles and Memories
In episode 43 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a memorable motorcycle trip down the Oregon Coast, and the impact it had on his teaching and coaching career. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
11:22
August 04, 2021
42 - Lessons with Lauren
In episode 42 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a motivational and inspirational conversation with one of the top Triathletes in the world, Lauren Babineau. Lauren's lessons on life are amazing and a must listen! You will not be disappointed! Enjoy! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
37:51
July 28, 2021
41 - Subbing and Donuts
In episode 41 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about some successful activities and tips for substitute and veteran teachers. Some great takeaways! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
16:10
July 20, 2021
40 - Connections
In episode 40 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the importance of the connections that need to exist between students and their peers, and students and their teachers, and how these connections are essential to help create a successful school community. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
10:44
July 13, 2021
39 - One of the Best - Rob Meier
In episode 39 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki discusses and explains why former student, captain, player, and 10 year NFL veteran Rob Meier (Jacksonville Jaguars) was one of the best he ever coached. Great information to reflect on for parents, teachers, coaches, and especially aspiring young athletes! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
13:38
July 07, 2021
38 - The Naval Commander Mitchell de Savoye
In episode 38 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with his former student and football captain, Canadian Naval Commander Mitchell de Savoye. Commander de Savoye talks about his experiences in the military, the correlation between life and sport, and the lessons he has learned along the way. There are some amazing and inspirational takeaways. Enjoy! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
45:18
June 30, 2021
37 - Your Word
In episode 37 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a former football player and the consequences he faced as a result of not keeping his word. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
07:60
June 23, 2021
36 - The Grad Dress and the Weightroom
In episode 36 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a female student and her search for wellness, self confidence and self discovery in the school weightroom several years ago. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
11:46
June 16, 2021
35 - The Class Economy
In episode 35 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about his classroom economic system, and the story and events that motivated him 35 years ago to have some fun with his students. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
14:43
June 09, 2021
34 - Stan Lee and Me
In episode 34 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the lessons he learned related to teaching, coaching, and life after having breakfast one Saturday morning in 2013 with the legendary comic book creator, Stan Lee. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
08:03
June 02, 2021
33 - Concussions and Kyle
In episode 33 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with Kyle Bergh, who played Jr. A hockey in the Maritimes, and is currently playing college hockey for Simon Fraser University. Kyle talks about his battle with concussions and gives some powerful insights and information related to this debilitating injury. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
45:13
May 26, 2021
32 - The Judgement Call
In episode 32 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a troubling incident involving a party, a student, and a judgement call he made one life changing Friday night. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
12:55
May 19, 2021
31 - The Parent Coach - Julie Romanowski
In episode 31 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with one of Canada's leading parent coaches, Julie Romanowski. They talk about the challenges facing parents and young adults today. Julie gives some great advise and coping strategies. Lots of great takeaways! Enjoy! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
46:48
May 14, 2021
29 - Have F.A.I.T.H.
In episode 29 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about the concepts and the acronym involved in the word F.A.I.T.H. and the impact it had on a group of young men and their special season. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
23:05
April 28, 2021
28 - Dr. Julio Montaner - Renowned HIV/AIDS Expert
In episode 28 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki has a conversation with one of the worlds leading experts on H.I.V. and A.I.D.S., Dr. Julio Montaner. Dr. Montaner talks about his personal journey and the ground breaking research he discovered dealing with this tragic disease. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
32:29
April 21, 2021
27 - Healing and Mental Health
In episode 27 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about overcoming his challenges with depression in his early 20s after a traumatic incident changed his life forever. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
19:51
April 14, 2021
26 - The Student Producer - Nathan Rivers
In episode 26 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave has a conversation with Nathan Rivers, his student and producer for the podcast. They discuss social media, the importance of relationships, advice for teachers and parents, and much more! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
50:50
April 07, 2021
25 - The Superintendent - Bill Hogarth
In episode 25 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave has a conversation with Bill Hogarth, who is one of the most respected educators in Canada, and has had a high school named in his honour. Bill has been a teacher, principal, director and a Superintendent of education in Ontario. There are some great takeaways! Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca
48:20
March 31, 2021
24 - The Rugby Legend - Jamie Cudmore
In episode 24 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave talks to Jamie Cudmore. Jamie is one of Canada's greatest rugby players and coaches.   Jamie talks about his journey from Squamish, B.C. to playing professionally in France . He discusses his accomplishments and his challenges. Instagram: https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca
50:39
March 27, 2021
23 - Karma and the '68 Skylark
In episode 23 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave talks about the much needed lessons 3 students learned as a result of his 1968 Skylark. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
10:12
March 24, 2021
22 - Alex Storey 1992-2021
In episode 22 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave talks with Annie Storey, whose son Alex tragically died on January 18th of 2021 of drug use. Alex was a former football player and team captain of Dave's. They talk about his dreams, passions and challenges and what others can learn from his passing. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
43:39
March 17, 2021
21 - Moms Stop the Harm
In episode 21 of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks with Leslie McBain, who helped co-found "Moms Stop the Harm" after the tragic loss of her son Jordan in 2014, as a result of substance use. Leslie discusses her organization and the mothers and fathers who are committed to advocate and support those individuals and families that struggle with substance use. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
39:20
March 10, 2021
20 - The Teacher And The Dream Maker - Kate Ross
In episode 20 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Dr. Kate Ross, the Registrar and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at UBC. She makes young adults' dreams come true. Kate discusses what led her to this position, what her job entails, and passes on some valuable insights. https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca
31:60
March 03, 2021
19 - The Teacher and the Project
In Episode 19 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about frustration and a "Community Outreach Project" that helped change a group of students outlook on the society they live in. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/
17:48
February 24, 2021
18 - The Teacher and the Sports Writer - Steve Ewen
In episode 18 of The Heart of Teaching, legendary sports writer Steve Ewen talks about his career, lessons learned, philosophy, and beating cancer.
28:07
February 17, 2021
17 - Connecting the Dots and the Accordion
In this episode of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki learns about connecting the dots and how everything happens for a reason, especially regarding a Cancer Fundraiser.
16:49
February 10, 2021
16 - The Teacher and the Business Consultant - Michael Canic
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Michael Canic, one of the top business consultants in the United States and in Canada. He has also written one of the top business books of 2020, titled Ruthless Consistency. Michael discusses and shares some very valuable lessons that can be applied to the workplace, and to life. Instagram: @theheartofteaching.ca
36:55
February 03, 2021
15 - The Dog Principle
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki shares a concept called the Dog Principle, which shows the power and support of being there for your students. Follow us on Instagram: @theheartofteaching.ca
08:37
January 27, 2021
14 - The Teacher and the Football Coach - Mike Benevides
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Mike Benevides, the defensive coordinator for for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. Mike talks about his journey to becoming a professional coach, what's really important in life, and much more! Follow The Heart of Teaching on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca/ #football
42:10
January 20, 2021
12 - The Teacher and the Geologist - Ann Ledwidge
In this episode of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Ann Ledwidge, a Geologist who is a co-founder of Mako Gold Limited. She's in charge of Gold exploration and project sites in West Africa. Ann discuss what brought her to the field of Geology, what her job entails, accomplishments, and much more!
27:17
January 06, 2021
11 - The Teacher and the Astronaut - Dr. Stephen Robinson
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Dr. Stephen Robinson, a retired astronaut who's had 4 space shuttle missions, including one where he played a key role in repairing the heat shield for the shuttle Discovery.   Dr. Robinson discusses achieving his dreams, meeting heroes, and much more! The Heart of Teaching is now on Instagram! Be sure to follow @theheartofteaching.ca
24:30
December 30, 2020
10 - The Teacher and the Actress - Elle McKinnon
In this episode of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews former student and actress Elle McKinnon, known best for her role as Charlotte in the 2017 film Wonder. Elle covers her story of getting into the industry, what it's like working on movies, and much more!
32:25
December 23, 2020
9 - The Teacher and the Comic Book Writer - Ed Brisson
In this episode of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews comic book writer Ed Brisson, who covers his story about getting into the business, potential future projects, and much more!
01:05:50
December 16, 2020
8 - The Award Winning Physics Teacher
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews fellow teacher and colleague Joe Muise, whose skills teaching physics have won him a very prestigious award! 
14:20
December 09, 2020
6 - The "Thank You" Episode
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about reconnecting with those who have impacted you, and thanking them for what they've done. 
10:28
November 26, 2020
5 - The Magic Shoebox
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki talks about a special shoebox that's home to positive letters, pictures, emails, and more from throughout his teaching career.
07:21
November 25, 2020
4 - Flip the Script
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki "flips the script," and talks about how students will put themselves in a position to support their teachers. Thank you all so much for the support!!
09:08
November 24, 2020
2 - The Emotional Bank Account
Dave Ruzycki shares one of the single most important lessons he could teach...the emotional bank account. Thank you all for the support! Stay tuned for lots more coming your way!
26:11
October 29, 2020
1 - The Secret of Life
In this episode of The Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki shares the first lesson he teaches to his students every year - the secret of life.
18:28
October 23, 2020