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"It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

Audre Lorde- Mother, Poet, Civil Rights Activist 

 
Differences can divide but differences are the variety of life and the spice we need to create, learn and live together. Teaching Awareness through Puppetry (TAP) runs workshops that help create kinder more inclusive communities by fostering understanding and acceptance.
 
Contact TAP to see how we can help you meet your learning goals.

Our workshops provide teachers and students the opportunity to talk and learn about a variety of different topics through inquiry based learning techniques. Each workshop is connected to the Ontario Curriculum and meets learning objectives for Safe & Caring Schools, Character Traits and Character Virtues.

Our work in school communities include the TDSB, the Independent School Board, the TCDSB, Toronto District Peel Board, Islamic Independent Schools and the YCDSB. 


Let us help you achieve your learning objectives for your students in a creative, open and effective way!


We look forward to hearing from you!
Rindy and Kirsten

 

 


 

All TAP’s workshops include anti-bullying techniques & tools to help students deal with difficult situations with or without a disability. Other topics that talk about inclusion with a specific medical condition or disability are: epilepsy (seizure first aid), spina bifida, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy (all celebrating differences) & autism spectrum disorder (helping to remove barriers).

Our goal for each workshop is to educate, build awareness and acceptance to create kinder, more inclusive school communities. Topics are presented in accordance with the Ontario curriculum, character development traits & character virtues, all through inquiry based learning.

Here is an example of our Anti- Bullying Workshop and it's learning objectives.

Lisasaurus Rex (Grades 1-3) & Wayne Gretzky is My Hero (Grades 4-6)
Anti-Bullying Workshop
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Studies & The Arts

TDSB Character Traits: Empathy, Fairness, Cooperation, Kindness & Caring, Teamwork, Respect, Honesty
TCDSB Virtue Traits: Forgiveness, Courage, Peace Making, Compassion, Gratitude

To reinforce the material taught in each program, there are relevant activity sheets for students. The teachers can use the information and activities to keep this important message/conversation going with the students.

Click here to learn more about the learning objectives for each workshop.



PINK SHIRT DAY 2018

TAP encouraged everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that we do not tolerate bullying. Brenda, Mara & Bo asked the students of today to Stop Bullying NOW! 

                           If we all stand up together, it can stop!

 

     Purple Day- Epilepsy Awareness Day
On March 26th 2018, Lily and Jack will be heading to Sick Kids Hospital to help support awareness of epilepsy worldwide.
     


April 2nd 2018
Many schools are having TAP
present workshops about Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
 Students learn acceptance and appreciation of each other's differences.
 

"As a parent of a child with autism, I was very impressed with the content of the TAP workshop. The presentation was informative to teachers and students. The students developed a great understanding of autism." Briarcrest Junior School
 

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Testimonials from schools 
 
“Very good, students were engaged, entertained and learned empathy.”

“The workshop was an amazing opportunity for our students to discuss inclusion and conflict resolution in a safe and non-judgmental environment. It generated very thoughtful questions and discussion.”
 
“It was very eye opening for some of my students. Simple and great approach to accepting differences (and inclusion).”
 
“Good, they covered sensitive subjects in a meaningful way; highlighted diversity.”
 
“Engaging and effective. Students were engrossed and connected during each skit.”  
General Crerar PS

“It was a very relevant topic as there are several students with specific physical, behavioral and academic disabilities in our school and greater community."  Blake Street PS 
 
“Engaging for the students. They had a lot of opportunity to ask their questions – good.” 
Kingslake PS 
 
“It was a great workshop. It was very informative and age appropriate.”

Fairbank Memorial Community School 

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468 Queen Street East Suite 210
Toronto ON M5A 1T7
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