Movement as a form of expression: Empowering children through dance

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Pearline Barrett-Fraser dancing in front of a colorful wall

A new article in the uOttawa Gazette features Faculty of Education graduate student Pearline Barrett-Fraser. Learn more about her life story and her work as an elementary school teacher and dance educator.

"I strongly believe in reciprocal learning. Students learn from me, I learn from them and they learn from one another. Together, we form a learning community. I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of building these strong relationships, and I do so by creating a classroom environment that is safe, welcoming and positive. 

As a teacher, I want to see my students succeed. My role is indeed to teach them academically, but it goes way beyond! I feel like my job is to create a safe space and a support system to provide the social and emotional learnings that will help them thrive." 

Read the full interview with Pearline Barrett-Fraser in the uOttawa Gazette.

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