Children in Manitoba engage in Touchpebbles small group work.
Educators of the world seek to cultivate higher level thinking and communication skills in their respective students. For more than two decades, Touchstones programs have been implemented internationally to ensure students are prepared to enter and be competitive in a global and interconnected community. While most schools outside the U.S. that use Touchstones are independent schools, national and provincial public schools alike value the outcomes and gains that Touchstones offers teachers and students.
International school sites using Touchstones include national public and independent schools, international and American schools affiliated with International School Services, DODEA schools, and accredited International Montessori and American Montessori Schools, among others.
To meet the diverse needs of the international education community, Touchstones curricula have been translated into Arabic, Burmese, French, Haitian Kreyol, and Spanish. These translated Touchstones programs engage thousands of students around the world every year in inclusive and collaborative discourse.
Regardless of their individual backgrounds, Touchstones students learn to work and learn together in meaningful discussion. They apply the skills they gain as active listeners, critical thinkers, and leaders throughout their school years and adulthood.
This video highlights some of the benefits that the Touchstones method and materials offer teachers and other practitioners in Haiti.