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  • A Place in This World

    When I was in grade 8, circa 1984, my dance teacher, Dale Hyde, asked if I would like to be his assistant director for a new dance company he was f...
  • An Educator’s Experience Practicing Yoga Every Day for a Week

    Yoga is an ancient physical, spiritual, and mental practice that originated in India. The yoga practice involves breathing exercises, physical move...
  • Breathing in the Moment 

    Every morning I walk my dog through a small forest, which weaves its way along Eramosa River. It’s autumn where I live and many of the trees have s...
  • Building Math Confidence Through Movement Exploration

    I have few childhood memories of feeling confident in math. In the days when I excelled at addition and subtraction, math lessons were fun. However...
  • Inclusive Language: Best Practices for Movement Instruction

    Language is one of the most powerful tools we have. We use it on a daily basis to communicate with others and ourselves, to work, to create, and to...
  • Leading With Kindness One Dance Step at at Time

    This time of year, schools direct their attention towards programs and policies that support healthy relationships and a positive school climate. W...
  • Let Nature Guide You: Movement Ideas for Outdoor Exploration 

    Some of my fondest memories take me back in time to outdoor places. I was fortunate to live in a part of the world where I was surrounded by forest...
  • Reclaiming Ourselves

    In recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30, an annual event to commemorate the residential school experience, I’d like to acknowledge the s...
  • Never Underestimate Your Impact on Others

    I will never forget watching an Oprah show many years ago, featuring the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Toni Morrison, and hearing her comment tha...
  • Mindfulness: 3 Steps to Change your Life One Breath at a Time

    A little over a year ago I had a baby and my life completely changed. My husband and I moved to a new city, he started a new job, and we had this n...
  • Finding Peace of Mind in the Classroom in the Midst of Chaos

    These are tumultuous times and heading back to school has never felt so precarious. I have been reaching out to colleagues and teacher friends to a...
  • Returning to our Roots

    It takes a village to raise a child, and that village will be called upon in this time of upheaval, uncertainty and change. As teachers, we are su...