We, teachers, are privileged. We are some of the few adults who are still able to enjoy pure moments of wonder. We have not grown up by closing the wings of imagination for the sake of serious rationality. We dream, we laugh, and we work loving. What makes us privileged? Who minds our capacity for awe? Who are our guides? You guessed: children. Their immediate vicinity makes us better humans. So, let us promise ourselves that we will do everything possible and impossible to keep our children’s power to wonder alive.
The workshop series of Annabella Cant will share multiple strategies and theoretical inspirations for keeping education wonder-full! The workshop-series is designed with the eye on the new BC curriculum; it is dedicated to both early childhood educators and elementary teachers with the intention to offer, both groups of educators, tools for a smooth transition from early education to elementary education. The change is pivotal for BC education due to the increasing need for a personalized pedagogy that considers most seriously the complex capacities of each individual child. The capacities to wonder, create, and imagine, of teachers and students alike, are extremely valued by the new BC curriculum. Teachers will have to now create themselves the learning environments and unique ways of sharing knowledge.
This series will offer a unique opportunity for collaboration among two very important categories of educators: early childhood educators and elementary teachers. Annabella considers that there are valuable lessons to be learned from each other and that sharing expertise and passion will provoke the drive to become more reflective and more creative practitioners.