Magical moments in Continuing Studies: Irving Berlin

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Tearful moment while teaching an Irving Berlin course at UVic’s Continuing Studies

Sharing space with wildlife in urban area

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A grade 6 student’s early morni morning adventure brings home lessons from class.

Show what empathy is all about .. on Valentine’s Day

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Everyday students teach this substitute teacher something new. Here’s the resource he used to prompt a great discussion and action in the class. Children Full of Life

Changing things up in middle school English class

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The rewards of seeing things differentlyThe class was supposed to write a concrete poem.Seeing an unengaged, unhappy student, the substitute teacher changed it up and it had a big impact.

Symphony Stories and Poetry

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Drawing on his years as a teacher, professor and writer, Jack Hodgins curates a unique musical/ written word event with the Victoria Symphony

Phenomenal experimental course

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No one was getting any credits, but four classes of students loved the experience. They sometimes stayed and talked for hours after school. Thirty years later that experience with the students still feels phenomenal.

Teaching outside our comfort zone

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A substitute teacher uses her knowledge and skills as an artist to teach academic courses in a secondary school

Playing guitar changed everything

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A grade 4 student overcomes self regulation issues after he is introduced to playing guitar.

Transformative Art

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A private practice of art therapy is yielding remarkable effects for ‘students.’

Moving learning and performance to the next level

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After four years in the classroom she uses personal and professional reflection to help her students and her own teaching get to deeper with the material, to reach the next level in their learning and performance.