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Understanding Humour: A Teacher’s Handbook
Humour is found wherever there are people. In schools the way that students and teachers laugh and joke gives an instant impression of any classroom. A lack of laughter is just as telling. But humour is complex. Why do we ...
“A Place of Being”: Helping “students with exceptionalities” find their place using Indigenous ways of knowing.
Throughout my teaching career, I have worked closely with students with exceptionalities and have observed, time and time again, the need for change within our special education system. My students often struggle academically ...
Using social media in education for classroom teaching, student learning, and educator professional development
The ubiquity of social media in today's highly connected society has brought about changes in our teaching and learning. Although there are negative aspects associated with increased connectivity through social media ...
Film: an Art Form Worthy of Study
Film is an integral part of the everyday cultural experience of millions of Canadians (Ewoudou, 2005). Though we have enjoyed film as a society for close to a century, we have been reluctant to regard it as art. The ...
A HARD PUSH FOR SOFT SKILLS: AN EXAMINATION OF POLICY AND RESEARCH ON NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS IN CANADIAN K-12 SCHOOLING
Non-cognitive skills have caught the attention of current education policy writers in Canada. Within the last 10 years, almost every province has produced a document including the importance of supporting non-cognitive ...
Stepping Out: Chinese Immigrants in The Canadian Wilderness A Qualitative Study of Recent Chinese Immigrants’ Outdoor Recreation Experiences in Canada
The demographic composition of Canadian society is undergoing a significant change in that immigrants are becoming the fastest growing visible group. While the size of Chinese immigrants in Canada is significant, this is ...