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Teaching with Canadian Books

Professional teachers weigh in on working with Canadian books in the classroom

Introducing the 49th Teachers COVID–19 Crisis Teacher Diary

by Allison Hall

Welcome to the 49th Teachers COVID–19 Teacher Diary, a new blog series that takes a look at how teachers are coping with the pandemic. What does daily …

Earth Hour: Books & Activities to Spark Discussion and Environmental Action

by Allison Hall

On Saturday March 28th millions of people around the globe will turn off their lights and spend an hour without the use of electricity to mark Earth Hour. …

Reconciliation Through Education: Reading Jesse Thistle's From the Ashes with Senior Grades

by Llana Bruggemann

Jesse Thistle’s memoir, From the Ashes, took me on a heartbreaking journey of his life as a homeless Indigenous man. His resilience as he battled substance …

Eight Books that Help Support Mental Wellness in Students

by Linda Ludke

I’ve always been a worrier. In elementary school, I was afraid of speaking in class, and dreaded being called upon, even if I knew the answers. Well-meaning …

Embracing Winter with Inuit Games & Activities

by Monique Cadieux

Settling into the winter months here in Southern Ontario means we try to enjoy some outdoor activities in the snow, as well as finding ways to reclaim …

Four Fast-Paced, Captivating Middle Grade Books Any Student Will Love

by Geoffrey Ruggero

If you’re looking for a great story, where the main characters are relatable, look no further than the Orca Currents collection. These books are known …

Six Books that Demand to Be Read Aloud

by Fatma Faraj

Inspired by my recent reading of The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon, I am always looking for the next great read aloud. It has always been a cherished …

Coding Simplified: 7 Books to Help Your Students Learn to Code

by Allison Hall

Twice a month, we invite an educator to share their perspective on essential books for your classroom. To apply to become a contributor, please send us …

Five New Picture Books to Brighten Up Your Classroom

by Sarah Campbell

Twice a month, we invite an educator to share their perspective on essential books for your classroom. To apply to become a contributor, please send us …

The Power of One Story: Using Picture Books to Teach the Lessons of the Holocaust

by Jennifer Byrne

Six million is a number most adults cannot comprehend. Yet, when we reduce that number to one, to one single story, we may find ourselves beginning to …

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