Marg Epp

Marg Epp has written 4 posts for Language for Peace Forum

Book Review: Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World

Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Kathleen Gould Lundy As a classroom teacher, I was always on the lookout for resources that would help me connect what we were doing in school to students’ lives. One of the most helpful resources was a book called Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Canadian author Kathleen … Continue reading

We Learn by Doing

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. (Aristotle) Learning by doing is not a new concept. Artisans such as stonemasons, bakers, playwrights, songwriters, blacksmiths and tailors have mentored their apprentices in specialized crafts and in a workshop context for centuries. The items they created had practical … Continue reading

Black ants and Buddhists: Thinking critically and teaching differently in the primary grades

The title of this book may raise some curiosity – it certainly did with me. The author, Mary Cowhey, who has roots as a community activist, tells stories of striving to create a social justice classroom with her grade ones. Her aim is to use language and literacy to teach about the world in a way that engages and empowers children. Continue reading

Language That Can Change Lives

Just a few days ago I was part of a book club with a group of young teachers. Over the past few years I have worked as a learning support facilitator in their classrooms and developed valuable friendships with them. I admire them for working hard alongside their students in creating safe and inspiring learning environments. Our discussion focused … Continue reading

Contributing Author

Marg Epp (MEd, University of Saskatchewan) has over 30 years of teaching preschool to middle years and undergraduate education students. She continues to work with teacher candidates and professional development opportunities for K-12 classroom teachers. She is particularly interested in the area of students and teachers creating caring classroom environments conducive to learning and peacebuilding.

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