Meet Margaret Boersma
Our founder, Margaret Boersma, OCT, has a vision that all children experience powerful teaching that supports their learning and self-expression. She is passionate about effecting a transformation in education systems by her innovative ‘first person learning’ approach to teaching. She loves to customize the work to serve you best. She serves as a consultant, coach, teaching artist, curriculum writer, thought leader and speaker.
A few defining moments in her school life set Margaret on a course to make a difference with students everywhere (Read “My Story.”) Her desire to work with teachers to reach more students partners with her pursuits as a life-long learner. She specializes in creative education and social and emotional learning (SEL) involving brain compatible strategies to engage students in a process of learning that incorporates ‘powerful personal expression’. Mentored by educational gurus like Dr. Eric Jensen and Dr. Sherry Kerr, Margaret takes her leadership to a new level of effectiveness and continuously strives to be in the forefront of what it takes to cause change for our future generation of leaders.
Now, with over 35 years experience, Margaret’s methodology embeds social and emotional skills which gets to the heart of how our students retain, relate and recreate themselves. The result is that students are empowered in their work, academic achievement escalates, powerful learning skills are adopted and students are compassionate citizens with a desire to make a difference.
Margaret supports you in developing essential skills in your students. Problem-solving, collaboration, empathy and resilience are a few of the vital skills which are integrated with academics and taught creatively to allow students to be future ready.
Margaret works locally and abroad in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She works with teachers, schools, school boards and districts. Specializing in teaching through inquiry, integrating the arts and engaging the entire brain, results in transformative learning experiences. Margaret’s mission is that every student is empowered to thrive academically, socially and emotionally and surpass their own expectations.
“When the body moves, the mind improves.”
- Margaret Boersma
As the co-author of “Arts at the Heart-A Practical Guide to Dance and Drama in Elementary schools,” a curriculum writer for Rubicon Publishing and the creator of a practical on-line course in SEL (coming soon,) she continues to actively support educators through creative pedagogy. With every workshop, coaching session, program development, and speaking engagement, Margaret’s expertise drives results and the type of outcomes that will excite and transform the way one relates to their teaching and to their students.
The depth of student conversation and insightfully profound writing that takes place after experiencing professional development with Margaret as your guide, leaves you with results that will forever change how your students embrace their education.
Margaret is a powerful expression of making a difference.