The Swimming Lessons: Steps to transformation

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Teaching moments that stood out when she was a teen swimming teacher. Powerful example of helping people take transformative steps.

UVic Conversation Artist Training

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[View the story “Sustainable cities” on Storify]

MIndfulness in a k 1 classroom

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Giving students fresh opportunities to become accepting of diverse opinions.

An international student’s kudos for Saanich Police

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Fernando, a student council president, was born in Mexico and traveled extensively. He shared these ideas at a strategic planning workshop put on by the Saanich Police Dept.

Schools’ ongoing relationship with police

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A superintendent of schools talks about the many and ongoing ways that police and schools work together for positive outcomes.Their strong relationship is a key to their proactive collaboration. Keven illustrates this with an instance of working with someone who

Great access for “B track” students in LA

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How access to schools during the year was changed in LA…. For more on this story This story was recorded at a Greater Victoria Acting Together workshop, dedicated to the organization of a broad-based coalition of local groups and community

Mark Neufeld… interviewed by his students

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His own class interviewed him around four themes… Here’s the students’ feedback on the interview http://www.conversationworks.ca/community-school-interviews/institute-for-global-solutions-2016/student-feedback-about-mark-neufeld/

Authentic Classroom Moments at University

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Erin looks for a way for everyone in the class to look at a topic, research it and share their findings. It makes for authentic writing…a richer experience for students and prof alike.

Working with farming families facing foreclosure

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A ‘win’ when organizers from Industrial Areas Foundation focused on this family’s need.. This story was recorded at a Greater Victoria Acting Together workshop, dedicated to the organization of a broad-based coalition of local groups and community organizations to advance

Coming to a new ‘world’

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Scotland in the 60’s was challenging… so in 1970 they took their family to Saskatchewan…. Twenty-eight years later they moved to Victoria, yet still have an empathy for the newcomer.