Using reflection for deeper
connection and empowerment.
Letting Go &
Lyndze Harvey PhD
Praxis Mentor, Teacher, Storyteller
I was called to be a teacher and I was born a storyteller.
Over the last two decades, I have spent time volunteering and working with children and the people who care for them in daycares & preschools, recreation centres & outdoor education, public & private schools, distributed learning & unschooling, university and academia, and through my own parenting.
Storytelling is a great way to share knowledge because everyone can tell their story and listen to them, too. Stories are humanizing and approachable, and they allow us to be vulnerable and learn deep lessons.
As a 'Praxis Mentor,' I seek to provide an ‘interruption’ to well-established ways of thinking and doing teaching and parenting with careful questioning and relatable storytelling. The aim of praxis is to reflect and locate the disconnections between what we think and what we do and choose actions that reconnect. I am passionate about making connections with others surrounding these challenging topics. I have spoken with various academic and community-based audiences on praxis, letting go, self-compassion, and self-regulation. I am currently teaching educators and leaders at the University of Victoria, co-own a farm-based playschool (www.thefarmplayschool.com), and have two lovely kids (7 & 9). I am available for speaking engagements and consulting on parenting and teaching in person or via Zoom.
I regularly present at public conferences and community events, as well as academic conferences. I provide professional development for teachers and others in the field of education and childcare. If you are interested in having me speak at your event, contact me.
Teacher Consultant &
Teach to Resist is not prescriptive. This means that there is no recipe for how to do it. This does not mean that it is all on you (or those who help you parent or teach). As the old saying goes, 'It takes a village to raise a child.' I take this to mean that it takes many people supporting and learning from one another to raise a child. Teach to Resist is about reflection. I find that folks get a lot from reflecting with others, sorting through their concerns and their challenges with someone who shares in their goal of connecting with their kid(s) through a practice that humanizes all involved. Most of all, people learn by telling their stories and engaging with the stories of others; storytelling is essential to teaching, parenting, and praxis. I offer teaching and parenting support to folks in and around Victoria, BC in person. I can also make appointments outside of Vancouver Island over phone or video conferencing (Zoom or FaceTime). If you want to learn more about what this experience can look like for you, read more here.