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Thank you for being an educator! My goal is to champion you and the incredible learners you inspire each and every day! My hunch is someone you trust mentioned my name or you’ve seen me speak, read my book, or connected with me via social media. This website is designed to help us create meaningful learning together!

I’m a Pedagogical Consultant, based in Vancouver, Canada, serving educators worldwide.

Hi! I'm Misty...

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“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.”

― bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

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From single conference sessions to multi-day retreats, you'll experience inquiry, concept, and play-based approaches in uplifting, insightful, and practical ways.

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A full-colour, interactive guide with digital, printable templates. This is the perfect place to start learning about Pop-Up Studio and how it can help you.

Meet Pop-Up Studio: a flexible, simple, tactile approach to inquiry.


You want tangible + sustainable strategies that open students' hearts and minds towards beauty, joy, and meaning.  As someone who values process over product, you're happy to mess around with paints and pencils but not with your time and money. 

 With 20+ years in education, a PhD in progress, and a talent for making the ordinary extraordinary, I've learned key elements, patterns, and practices that make learning pleasurable and sticky.  That's why educators like you asked for the following offerings:



The Book

Clients are Saying

Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Associate Professor

“Misty exemplifies the qualities of a true thought leader. She selflessly gives her time and energy to nurturing educators, and she lives and works according to her values. I respect her highly for that.”

“Our inquiry was so great! What a wonderful way to start the year and have everyone working on the same inquiry. Even though each teacher approached it differently, we felt very connected as a school.”

Lisa Wergland, Teacher

Teachers, Cordova Bay Elementary

“Misty is enthusiastic, and she listens, honours, and inspires everyone. She provides us with examples at all grade levels, and her strategies are easily transferred to our classrooms. She’s not just book smart!”

Charlotte Sakaki, Vice Principal

“Thank you so much for all the incredible support and mentoring you have given me during our sessions together. It's been truly inspiring for me to gain a new understanding and approach to teaching.”

Stephanie Morris, IB PYP Coordinator

“Your workshop had an impact on us. We all felt we could create learning engagements that follow a studio concept in our classrooms, and it’s been great to try some of the things we experienced with you.”


If you're an educator who loves inquiry, play, and concept-based approaches to education, we'd have so much to talk about!

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introductory guide + toolkit

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Wondering where to begin with Pop-Up Studio? 

This introductory guide equips you with a handful of content-neutral, research-based question stems and performance tasks you can use to help learners see relevancy in their work, build subject expertise, and evoke delight in learning. 

See Misty in action, and join alongside other educators as they explore Place as Provocation and Materials as Thinking Partners. The video includes a fun sheet to optimize engagement. Grab a pen, souvenir and dig in!

Pop-Up Studio is all about generating responsible relationships to the materials in our lives, to the ideas we’ve inherited, and ultimately, to each other and the natural world. Discover the philosophy, backstory, and inspiration behind the book now with this FREE introductory chapter.