Chancz Perry is certified in Early Childhood Education from Saskatchewan Polytech and is pursuing graduate studies regarding art therapy at the University of Regina. He teaches students from all ages and backgrounds and also presents lectures and workshops at the university level.
Chancz adapts his educational approaches to different age groups. A child in kindergarten may learn best through play, inquiry and exploration, while someone young at heart needs an approach that is more mature in language and complexity. “No matter what the age group, I am approaching the task in a mindful, empathetic, and compassionate manner.”
His teaching changes in response to the learning environment as well. In early years to high school, Chancz builds students’ self-esteem and resilience by exposing them to various art forms. In post-secondary education, he helps students hone in on personal goals and refine their psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains.
As a teacher, Chancz sees his role as suited to dismantling the colonial powers that are systemically, structurally, and culturally oppressing students of varying races, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. “My aim is to foster and promote a safe space and healthy environment for all students to share, learn, explore, experience, and flourish in school, as well as in the world we live.”
Most of all, he appreciates the sharing aspect of teaching and the exchange that occurs between teacher and student as they learn simultaneously from each other.
See below for examples of Chancz’s teaching and presenting: