Imagine students celebrated for their creativity, hands-on and elbows-deep in experiencing the concepts at hand. Picture teachers brimming with curiosity and ingenuity. Envision learning in classrooms that feel more like studios: Pulsing with the heartbeat of inspiration, improvisation, and innovation. This is my kind of classroom—and I can’t wait to amplify the agency and artistry within yours, too.

responsive TEACHING for today's learners

is at your fingertips, 

 so let’s pop it up!

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is at

your fingertips,
so let's pop it up!

Creativity

Ingenuity

Expertise

Care

Imagination

Engagement

MY APPROACH

Teaching responsively with concepts and materials at any age

The world of today’s learners is shifting. As a general population, young people born between 2010 and 2025, known as Generation Alpha, are the most materially endowed and digitally attuned group ever—at a time when the world around them is the most physically disconnected! It's time to reimagine relationships with each other and our surroundings. 

That’s where Pop-Up Studio steps in: A hands-on pedagogical process and platform that combines critical concepts, compelling materials, and dynamic experiences to spark curiosity and make learning more meaningful and memorable with our students—anywhere, anytime. 

“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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If your teaching dreams need more dedicated support, like facilitating a school-wide culture shift, a long-term partnership may make all the difference.

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Get one-on-one attention with a 90-minute consultation session, asking all the questions that will help you move forward with your teaching goals. 

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Learn how to integrate concepts, inquiry, and play into your everyday teaching—using your own curiosity and ingenuity as a guide.

Aligning inspiration in our teachers with curiosity in our students

HOW I CAN HELP

Whether you teach in a school, university, museum, forest, or at home, I applaud you. Our response-ability as educators is immense, even when our resources are limited. I’d like to lessen that burden. In sharing my favourite pedagogical approaches with you, from affordable resources to one-on-one coaching, I want to nurture a creative and collaborative environment in every aspect of the education system. We can learn from each other and teach responsively together, wherever we find ourselves!

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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.”

BUY THE BOOK

I wrote Pop-Up Studio in response to a recurring question: How do we engage today’s learners meaningfully and sustainably? The answer isn’t a beautiful classroom or another worksheet or app—it’s you. Pop-Up Studio guides readers on how to be the curiosity and ingenuity they want to foster, wherever they are.

Because you are the best teaching instrument

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meet misty

I may be a go-to resource on responsive teaching practices, but I’m always learning with you. I believe in the power of collective wisdom and shared inquiry to unleash creative possibilities. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, we’ll weave better ways of teaching together and enjoy the process as we improve our craft. 

Equal parts teacher and learner

MEET THE TEACHER

Learning comes alive and disillusion fades when we can collaborate face-to-face with fellow passionate professionals. Wondering what’s on offer in the Pop-Up Studio? Click the button below to find community. We’re getting inspired together!

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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, experience-backed tools you can use to help learners see relevancy in their work, build subject expertise, and evoke delight in learning. 

Launch the process of actualizing your educational dreams today! Book a complementary conversation to clarify how I can help you via coaching, consulting, or workshops.

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.