Because Covid

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This video, is part of my doctoral thesis "School Wellness Action Research: From an Arts-Based Transformative Activist Stance". It shares the story of how my initial study plan went from including students, teachers, and artists in face-to-face arts activities to being an arts-based virtual focus group/field test with educators because of the lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It stars the Free-Spirited Eagle who flew with the concepts, Fun Loving Red Fox who engaged primarily for personal enjoyment, Hardworking Beaver who diligently moved forward, Brave Bobcat with big picture ideas, Wise Owl who offered the type of profound insights only a veteran practitioner could, Loving Porcupine who supports unconditionally, and Clever Raven, the reflective voice who provided thoughtful direction. It tells a relatable story about agency, resiliency, and community and learning through the COVID-19 pandemic. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Greene Freire Collective, in particular the artist who gave generously of herself when she created and gifted the visuals that accompany our story of a study adjusted. There are reflective questions at the end of the video to help you reflect on your own learning during the remote emergency learning experience. If you're interested in trying out the activities here is a link to the toolkit
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