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Teaching with Canadian Books

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

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: On Reopening Schools Without Libraries

by Jennifer Byrne

We’ve waited so long for some sense of a return to normalcy. Now, with schools on the cusp of reopening, they do so under the rightful scrutiny of anxious …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Pondering the “What If” with Shari Green & Caroline Pignat

by Erika MacNeil

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, books can sometimes be our only companions as the days stretch before us, looping in a Groundhog …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Eric Walters' New Book Explores the "Now Normal"

by Geoffrey Ruggero

Written, published and released during a pandemic: Eric Walters defies traditional publishing norms to create a book for young people living through the …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: A New Way to Celebrate the Forest of Reading

by Jennifer Byrne

Forest of Reading is Canada’s largest recreational reading program, celebrating Canadian books and authors. In the eyes of Canadian kids, it is the …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Time to Slow Down, with Deborah Ellis & Richard Scrimger

by Erika MacNeil

This is the second pair in a series of interviews with a host of Forest of Reading authors interviewed by Erika MacNeil, Teacher-Librarian at Rogers PS …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Personal Picks from Your Local Librarian

by Linda Ludke

It has now been over eight weeks since my public library closed its physical doors—but our virtual doors are always open. I’ve found some of the connection …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Writing in the Time of Corona, with Vicki Grant & Kevin Sylvester

by Erika MacNeil

This is the first pair in a series of 8 interviews with a host of Forest of Reading authors interviewed by Erika MacNeil, Teacher-Librarian at Rogers …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Mental Wellness, E-Learning, and Doing Our Best

by Toni Duval

My last day at work was Friday, March 13, 2020. At that time we didn’t know our March Break would become Emergency Distance Learning. As a Teacher Librarian …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: How are Public Libraries & Librarians Responding to the Crisis?

by Linda Ludke

It has now been over a month since my public library closed. I’ve tried several times to write this post, but my thoughts keep jumping all around as …

COVID–19 Teacher Diary: Three Middle Grade Novels to Nurture Student Connection

by Geoffrey Ruggero

If you’re looking for middle grade reads with strong, inspirational, female protagonists, then pick up any one of these absorbing novels by Michelle …

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