During COVID, the amazing staff at Q'shintul/MBNS designed and co-created this resource for home learning rooted in our Field Guide.
Welcome – Mi’ nuw ‘ilum – to our Continuity of Learning page. This is where you will find resources to support your child’s learning should we be required to have a functional shutdown.
These learning opportunities, these provocations, are rooted in the B.C. Curriculum and the philosophy/pedagogy of Q’shintul/Mill Bay Nature School, and so will be familiar to your child(ren). Please remember that play is a child’s work, and learning requires struggle – it just does – and so we encourage a playful attitude when tackling these challenges with your child(ren).
The B.C. Curriculum, rooted in decades of deep, thoughtful research using technology that now allows researchers to see into the brain as it learns, is very clear – learning is about process and not product. In other words, the way in which your child(ren) struggle through problems is significantly more important than a finished product. For example: learning how to make sense of text – to struggle and make mistakes and try again and learn a new sound or word and rest and repeat matters more than memorizing text or being overly helped/scaffolded (which sounds like you’re more developed than you are). Another example: playing a board game with all the accompanying conflict and difficulties and struggles and frustrations – which you take the time to work through – is the learning – not the winning of the game itself.