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Hi! I'm Misty.

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Make statistics come alive with these (Misty's Newsletter)

Dear Reader, Thank you for inviting me into your inbox to spark a dialogue about inquiry teaching and learning towards agency, artistry, and understanding.:) If you are new here: Welcome! As you may know, I recently returned home from 18 days in Europe. It was a transformative time for me. This newsletter's content begins the sequence of share-outs from the amazing educators I met while away. 👉 This month I'm sharing an idea from my study week in Reggio Emilia. I think it's simply brilliant...

11 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader, Thank you for inviting me into your inbox to spark a dialogue about inquiry teaching and learning towards agency, artistry, and understanding.:) If you are new here: Welcome! This month, I'm sharing a recorded conversation with Assessment expert, Katie White. Katie shares the what, why, and how of key formative assessment practices that really move learning forward. I've distilled a list of Five Things to Say or Ask for you as a practical tool to try. Consider printing them out...

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader, Thank you for inviting me into your inbox :) If you are new here: Welcome! Based on two decades and degrees, my platform, and book, Pop-Up Studio, supports teachers and students to meaning-make and feel empowered in doing so. The goal of my newsletters is: 🥅 to spark a dialogue about inquiry teaching and learning towards agency, artistry, and understanding. This month, I'm (re)offering a practice to move beyond surface topics and stresses of "covering" written curriculum towards...

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader, I'm so happy to see you! Thank you for inviting me into your inbox and for opening this newsletter. I know your time is precious and I'm very honoured to spend it with you. Many teachers I work with are busy setting up classroom spaces this month. Even if you work in a museum, forest, or gallery, or at home, you are likely wondering how you want to welcome and engage learners. 🤔 But, Reader, when was the last time you asked yourself what YOU need to welcome yourself to this space...

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader, I'm so happy to see you! Thank you for inviting me into your inbox and for opening this newsletter. I know your time is precious and I'm very honoured to spend it with you. As an Inquiry educator, you understand that relationships are EVERYTHING. This is especially true when it comes to our learners. Knowing what makes each student tick matters. That's why we often begin our year with get-to-know-you activities or even a full study on Identity. I'm sharing three questions, with...

over 1 year ago • 3 min read

Dear Reader, I'm so happy to see you! Thank you for inviting me into your inbox and for opening this month's newsletter. I know your time is precious and I'm very honoured to spend it with you. Yay! Summer is here where I live. Rest, rejuvenation, and "chilling out" await. It can be the perfect time to try things that bring you joy and remember what it's like to be a kid! Let's leverage our chill-factor now to build student agency later. Learn more about this important connection below :)....

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader, I'm so happy to see you! Thank you for inviting me into your inbox and for opening this newsletter. I know your time is precious and I'm very honoured to spend it with you. Children love to SEE and EXPERIENCE mystery, especially when it's created by their very own hands. If you're looking for a simple material and process to ignite slow looking, noticing emerging details, and build curiosity, you'll love the exercise below. You'll meet my friend, artist, and PhD classmate Rebecca...

almost 2 years ago • 2 min read
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