We Look Forward to Another Year
of Working With You!
It’s been a crazy year and a half for us all! Like all of you, we’ve had to adapt and find new ways to do what we love. And thanks to you, we’re still here and going strong!
Supply chain challenges have caused us to have to delay some new products including the introduction of our new fleece colours but otherwise, it’s business as usual!
As another September comes to an end, we’re grateful to be here to serve you. Whether you’ve already placed your order for the semester, are planning to order soon, or you’re still in the research phase, we’re here to help in any way we can!
Septembers are always super busy for us all, but this year even more so! We thought we could all use some inspiration and reminders of the important work we do.
We’ve put together some of our favourite TED Talks. We hope you can all find something in these videos that speak to you and help you in your classroom. We’d love to hear what inspired you and please share these with anyone you think would enjoy them.
The Power of Student Driven Learning
“Our schools need to be places that set our kid’s hearts on fire, that they can figure out what they are passionate about, where we give them opportunities to pursue it and that we can give them a place to make a difference now.” An amazing story about what students can do when they control their learning. Our teachers from Saskatchewan have probably already seen this video, but whether you’re watching it for the first time, or the tenth time, it will move you.
Every Kid Needs a Champion
How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best that they can possibly be.” A powerful message from a teacher of 40 years.
Creativity in the Classroom
(in 5 minutes or less!)
“At its core, education is about preparing students for the future. The problem with this is no one knows what the future will bring. 40 years ago, I was promised a jet pack and a flying car, and I’m still waiting!” Maybe with more creativity in our classroom, we will get those flying cars!
Teaching art or
teaching to think like an artist?
“Creativity is being touted by business leaders like the folks at IBM, by education reformists, by economists, … as the number one thing we need for student’s success, economic growth and general happiness”. Sounds like an important job!