S3E04 - "Getting Engaged: Creating Engaging Learning Environments for All”
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 4 of Community Room! Today we chat with Katy Bigsby and Daniel Duggan; two engaging speakers that sit down with us to talk about the programs that run off school time, what the important elements of out-of-school programming are, and we really dive into the magic of intentional care and connection in schools. There can be so much value in these programs, as our guests know first-hand, and they have so many benefits for the participants.


https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/11773 (Katy's Thesis)


“When your child has the skills to respond adaptively to demands and expectations, he does. If your child had the skills to handle disagreements and changes in plan and adults setting limits and demands being placed on him without falling apart, he’d be handling these challenges adaptively. Because he doesn’t have those skills, he isn’t. But let there be no doubt: he’d prefer to be handling those challenges adaptively because doing well is preferable. And because—and this is, without question, the most important theme of this entire book— kids do well if they can. ”
― Ross W. Greene, The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children


Daniel Duggan from Rhythm Resource is an expert percussionist with years of professional performing experience. He’s the author of handbooks and online training material for teachers, an experienced and sought after workshop facilitator and performer with a passion for building community. He seeks to empower every individual with their unique and bold creativity.

https://www.rhythm-resource.com/ (Daniel's company)

Katy Bigsby has been designing engaging learning opportunities and providing training support for community organizations, schools, and government partners for the past 25 years. She’s been a social worker, educator, and currently works as an educational consultant. She has a Master of Education in Leadership, specializing in adult education and community engagement from the University of Victoria.

Katy loves walking or biking on the Galloping Goose trail, spending time in her garden, reading, singing, and sitting by the fire in winter with family and friends or sipping a spritzy drink on her back deck in the summer. You can reach her at reillearning@gmail.com, or at her Instagram, REIL LEARNING: https://www.instagram.com/reil_learning/
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