Addressing Learning Disabilities With the Medicine Wheel [Video - 4:58] (2013)

This video shows how the Ts'zil Learning Centre in British Columbia uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. The wheel is divided into sections representing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

Instructors combine more than one aspect to improve learning. For instance, a student might engage in physical activity in the gym while, at the same time, learning new concepts. In math class, students use manipulatives like beads or paper clips to help internalize abstract principles.

The video also features a student taking a break to colour a mandala, a complicated geometric figure representing the universe, when he has lost focus on studying.

The Ts'zil Learning Centre is based on the Lil'wat First Nation's ideals of cultural renewal, holistic learning, and personal growth.

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