Story Workshop is a classroom structure initially developed at Opal School to support language and literacy. Evolving over time, teachers are finding that the use of rich materials such as clay, paint, props, or blocks can play an integral role in language development, and strongly support children to see themselves as storytellers and authors.…

Surrey educator Menelaina Valencia shares how she harnesses the power of visual evidence, formative assessment practices, and student self-assessment to promote learning in the dance studio. The dancer who walks in here in September is nowhere as good as the dancer tht leaves here  in June. So, I don’t get the philosophy of letting September…

A positive personal and cultural identity is the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of all the facets that contribute to a healthy sense of oneself. It includes awareness and understanding of one’s family background, heritage(s), language(s), beliefs, and perspectives in a pluralistic society. Students who have a positive personal and cultural identity value their personal and…

Surrey educator Annie Ohana weaves together priority practices of curriculum design and instructional strategies to activate the power of place-based learning. “There’s limitations to these walls. If the student’s mature enough to choose the place, to have an understanding of some sort of narrative, some sort of story that they want to learn more about.…