The Skin I am in

iStock_000008297325_Medium“The Skin I’m in”


Inquiry Question: “What does respect look like?”

This integrated arts workshop focuses on the theme of racism using one of Dr. Seuss’s books as a starting point. Through role-play, participants receive a shocking invitation, and are then guided to develop their own story. Through this educational drama, participants realize their own prejudices and work towards a win/win solution of inclusiveness. This is a powerful unit, bringing a stark awareness of students’ own biases, providing a platform to deal with anti‐bullying.

Key Messages

  1. An awareness of body language empowers students to prevent a potentially bad situation
  2. Thinking about a situation from a more empowering context can change the outcome
  3. Working in teams brings strength
  4. It is possible to work together to bring about a win/win solution

Major Benefits

  • Students discover their own prejudices
  • Students experience being in the shoes of the victim, the bully and the bystander
  • Students learn the body language of each role and how it contributes to a potential bullying situation

Turn around your school through embodied learning. Contact Margaret Boersma at or 647 881-6958.