January 13, 2018

Good Learning in Classrooms 3000 Miles Apart

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This blog was written by Learning Leader Audrey McGregor who is working alongside co-leaders Diane Stronks and Guillermo Yan with Dominican educators and leaders as part of the Christ-Centred Leadership: Encouraging Growth, Excellence and Change Walking Together project.

It started with the idea of how we, students at Trinity Christian School (TCS), could bless our sister school in the Dominican Republic in a meaningful way. How could we collaborate with our brothers and sisters in Christ through a rich learning experience? What I didn’t know is how I would be so incredibly blessed by the learning experience.

Today, I met the teacher and some of the students who collaborated with students and teachers at TCS on the Write to Hope book project. It was such a privilege to meet La Esperanza teacher Maria Carmen and some of the students that participated in the book project. Maria and I shared our stories of the process we experienced with our respective classes. I was amazed by the similarities in the way the students in the DR and TCS responded to the project. Wrestling with the story plot, anticipating how the story would progress, and excitement over the final finished product was a common denominator between students 3000 miles apart and from completely different cultures. We may not have the same resources, culture, or spoken language as our friends across the globe, but we can share the understanding that good learning is transformative no matter where we live.

Comments:

Stephanie
Jan 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm

So exciting to see this project come to fruition! Can't wait to see the book in person.

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