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And We’re Off!

This week we welcomed the Museum School Teachers for 2015/16 to a two day workshop at Glenbow.  Wow!  What a great group!  They were enthusiastic, energized and inspiring.

We kicked off the first morning embodying aspects of the word ‘Museum’.  This is WONDER!

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Wonder

We did some work with the fantastic paintings of John Brocke, practicing some thinking routines and playing with found poetry.

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Our afternoon was spent looking at our treasures behind the scenes on the 7th floor Cultural History Collection.  This led to a discussion about the importance of objects and the importance of preparing students for memory work.

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Day 2 was an introduction to Brain Gym and then a sensory writing workshop with the incomparable Judy Dofoo who asked the essential question, “Why do we ask our student’s to write?”  why writejudy cloth work

We wrapped up our afternoon with a discussion about what makes a memory indelible and ‘Write and Swap’ activity.

It was a full two days that left me thinking, as it always does after museum school workshops, that our students are in very good hands!

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