We’re beginning a series of videos on the different ways teachers introduce ‘storyline’. Teachers use the language of storyline as a theme that runs through each class, “connecting learners and learning to God’s story.” This video shows an example from grade 4: ‘Mosaic’.
Storyline: Gifted to Give
This Storyline video shows a grade 2 teacher, Mrs. Smith, introducing their storyline in the first week of school: ‘Gifted to Give.’
FLEx: Cloverdale Community Kitchen
Educating for Wholeness using Formational Learning Experiences (FLEx). We use FLEx to engage in “real work that meets a real need for real people.” Ms. Vander Heiden’s students (along with other classes) have been engaging ‘real people’ at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen for many years in a variety of ways.
As a child one of the most common ways I was taught to memorize was through song. There was a “times tables” song, a “books of the Bible”song, a “stranger danger” song, and a variety of other melodies that taught me how to navigate life. There was no event or piece of information that was too big or too small to have a catchy song attached to it. I’ll be forever indebted to music for teaching me how to “shake my sillies out,” and to Raffi for teaching me when I’m supposed to brush my teeth.
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