Core Practice Modules

Click on the title of each core practice to be taken to the SILKAT Core Practice Module.

The ED 593 Syllabus for the SILKAT Core Practice Course can be found here.

SILKAT Core Practice modules and associated resources may be used by others with permission. Please contact Amy Vinlove at

"Seal on the ice" by Moriah Daniels, Grade 1, Elim

Core Practice A: Desire to gather information on the historical context of the local community from multiple perspectives, and to utilize that historical knowledge as a foundation on which to build academic experiences

Core Practice B: Ability to elicit student thinking and facilitate reflective thinking in students

Core Practice C: Ability to look at and learn from student work

Core Practice D: Ability to actively listen to students and to learn from them and other non-conventional sources of knowledge

Core Practice E: Ability to identify and respectfully incorporate local resources (including people, the land, and any aspect of the community) into the classroom

Core Practice F: Ability to facilitate a workshop approach in the classroom where different students, or groups of students are doing different things at different times

Core Practice G: Ability and inclination to engage students in out-of-the-classroom learning experiences that integrate the local environment and community

Core Disposition: Willingness to reject deficit thinking by cultivating and promoting an ethic of excellence for all students in every classroom