Audacity of Imagination – Teachers of KingstonCity: Kingston
What do a jazz saxophonist, museum curator, and rabbi have in common? They’re all teachers. These are just a few of the diverse educators, instructors and trainers who foster the vibrancy, confidence, and community that make Kingston the jewel of southern Ontario.
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Episode 1 - Rabbi Erin Polansky
Meet Rabbi Erin Polansky, leader of the Beth Israel Congregation, Kingston’s oldest synagogue. As a faith leader, her work is the beating heart of Kingston’s Jewish community.
Episode 2 - Rowena McGowan
Housed in a heritage building near the Kingston General Hospital, the Museum of Health Care is overseen by curator Rowena McGowan. Join us as Rowena explains how the museum helps Kingston make sense of its past, present, and future.
Episode 3 - Steve Nash
Lt. Colonel Steve Nash (ret.) invites us to attend a use-of-force training session he offers to Police Foundation students at St. Lawrence College. Between demonstrating takedown techniques and supervising peer-to-peer training, Steve talks to us about his time in the Canadian special forces, and how it taught him the importance of failure in learning.
Episode 4 - Kay Kenney
Getting to lead the famed Kingston School of Dance was a homecoming for current artistic director Kay Kenney. Watch her direct a group of young contemporary dancers as they prepare for a performance, and discuss the personalized approach she takes into all of her work.
Episode 5 - Nick Lennox
Music teacher by day, rockstar by night, saxophonist Nick Lennox shows us how being a teacher makes him a better musician, and how playing in Kingston’s most beloved rock band makes him a more effective educator.