Change doesn’t happen overnight. It isn’t as simple as investing in a handful of materials or booking a few workshops. It requires a cultural shift from the status quo, buy-in from school stakeholders, systemic support, visioning, hands-on implementation, and immersive experiences. That’s where Thinker in Residence coaching steps in. 

I get what it’s like to want to break free from an industrial model of schooling because you want more for your students and their education. I’ve led administrators and teachers in weaving respected pedagogies into the fabric of their schools, such as playful, concept-based approaches to inquiry within the esteemed International Baccalaureate program and British Columbia’s provincial curriculum. And I’m up for the challenge in your classroom, centre, or school. So press the Let's Talk button below to begin!

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If you’re ready for a cultural shift but don’t know where to start or need help to keep the momentum going, Thinker in Residence is for you. You know systemic change isn’t a quick fix, and you’re prepared to invest the time and resources in bettering your school, your pedagogies, and your students’ education.

Who it's for:

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education leaders

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culture-changing

Long-term mentorship and support

Take all of the hands-on experiences from a Pop-Up Studio workshop and blend them with the one-on-one personalization of a Shoulder to Shoulder consultation—that’s Thinker in Residence. In this long-term partnership, we will meet regularly to discuss your schools’ goals and challenges, and keep you accountable to a clear plan of action. And, of course, I’ll be there every step of the way.

what's included

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What you can expect:

+ 3- to 12-month commitment to professional learning
+ Strategic visioning, personalized to your school and goals
+ Regular steering committee meetings in-person or online to review evidence of learning
+ One-on-one (or small group) sessions with teachers to personalize inquiry
+ Option to engage with all staff to support buy-in
+ Parent education to foster involvement and pride
+ Check-ins to keep you accountable and track progress
+ Parent education and pride

Clients are Saying

KEVIN SMITH, PRINCIPAL

“This is the best Pro-D I’ve ever had. I would spend my personal funds on this! Every educator should have the opportunity to work with you!”

Arman Aiturar, Teacher

“When you’re around, I want to be a better person—a human of service, while being appreciated for my authenticity and fruition.”

MICHAEL BOUCHARD, HEAD OF SCHOOL

“Misty reignited a passion for teaching in all of us, and helped us get clear on the purpose behind our practice.”

When the proposal feels perfect, we’ll get to work, scheduling our first meeting to initiate sustainable change in your school.

Let’s get to work

After our initial meet and greet, I’ll share a proposal for our collaboration, fine-tuning it to your school’s unique goals.

Create an action plan 

During this initial 30 minute meeting, we’ll clarify your vision and goals.

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