Nurturing a professional dialogue outside of the four walls of one’s own classroom is one of the most powerful things an educator can do. It gives a new context for learning, and observing children engaged in spaces different from your own act as a natural provocation for dialogue. When we visit other schools, just as when we host educators, we aren’t looking to replicate, but rather to be inspired by classroom communities.
We recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Richland Academy in Richmond Hill. We were so inspired by their many inquiries, their school’s common aesthetic, the invitations they create for children, and their common language as a faculty. Here are a few photos of their engaging and dynamic space:
Move outside of your four walls and visit a space that will inspire you! It’s free PD and supports the continuing dialogue we all need to push our thinking forward.