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Teaching with Canadian Books

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

Building Community and Fostering Micro-Neighbourliness

by Linda Ludke

I recently attended a fascinating conference that focused on strengthening neighbourhoods and building community. The workshops brought together many …

7 Books to Promote Leadership Skills in Your Students

by Allison Hall

A wise principal once told me that whoever is doing the work, is doing the learning. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for students to take on some of these …

Own Voices: Bringing Indigenous Author Waubgeshig Rice's New Novel Into the Classroom

by Jonelle St. Aubyn

Moon of the Crusted Snow is the second novel from accomplished author, journalist, and storyteller Waubgeshig Rice. Although this is a relatively short …

Celebrating & Exploring Indigenous Languages Through Literature

by Ian McCallum

Indigenous languages are an important aspect of daily life in Canada. Many provinces, town and city names, landmarks, bodies of water are identified by …

Sparking Conversation in the Classroom: The Big Dig by Lisa Harrington

by Geoffrey Ruggero

The Big Dig by Lisa Harrington is the perfect book to spark meaningful discussions on a variety of topics. Teachers are familiar with the difficulties …

Books for Summer Adventures

by Sarah Campbell

Summer is a time for adventures! When you’re a kid anything can be magical when school is out — whether it’s camping, trips to the mall, playing …

Books to Inspire Storytelling (With Tech Tools to Capture the Tales)

by Allison Hall

At the beginning of each summer, as school is winding its way to the end, I inevitably pull out my books of ghost stories. I spend some quality time with …

Leading Students on a Path of Self-Discovery: Sadia by Colleen Nelson

by Geoffrey Ruggero

As a fifteen-year-old adjusting to life in high school, Sadia begins to realize that growing up in Winnipeg brings many challenges. Balancing school work, …

Exploration and Creative Play with Loose Parts

by Allison Hall

The new initiative for my school library in September is the addition of a loose parts area in the library makerspace, where students will have the opportunity …

Resilience, Social Justice, and Race: Reviewing Jael Ealey Richardson's The Stone Thrower

by Jonelle St. Aubyn

It can be very difficult to tell two stories in one book, especially in a work of nonfiction, but this is something that Jael Richardson does quite masterfully …

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