Educator Kasha Duff explores the use of ‘Walking Wednesdays’ to help students enhance their critical thinking and conversational skills during Spoken Language class. “I was focused on getting students away from the desks more often…I realized how much they were lacking that skill, to talk to somebody who you don’t talk to on a regular basis.…

Teacher Jonathan Vervaet discusses the role Number Talks in the classroom plays in boosting confidence in students and changing mindsets towards mathematics. “For teachers that want to use this, they have to believe their students can do this. That was another thing going into this: students had to feel that I believed they could do this.…

Surrey educator Sharon Lau reflects on two critical moments from her teaching career and how she was inspired to reassess her instructional strategies. “As a teacher I have a responsibility to move their learning forward, and my practice is informed by three questions: ‘Where am I going? ’ ‘Where am I now? ’ and ‘How do I get…

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.…