New Book Highlights – February

New Book Highlights – February

Here are a few new books at the Education Library that can make your lessons more engaging and interesting. Burn Math Class by Jason Wilkes – Forget everything you’ve been taught about math. In Burn Math Class, Jason Wilkes takes the traditional approach to how we learn math–with its unwelcoming textbooks, unexplained rules, and authoritarian […]

Freedom to Read Week – February 25-March 3 2018

Freedom to Read Week – February 25-March 3 2018

What is Freedom to Read Week? Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadians are granted intellectual freedom. Freedom to Read Week is designed to encourage Canadians to reflect upon these rights. Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council. Here is a list of […]

Serendipity 2018

Serendipity 2018

Beasts, Birds and Words: The Poetics of Children’s Books Join us to hear Isabelle Arsenault, Robert Heidbreder, Kyo Maclear, Tiffany Stone, and Frédéric Gauthier of Les Éditions de la Pastèque talk about their works, their inspiration, and the Canadian children’s book publishing space at UBC Robson Square on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Isabelle Arsenault, an […]

Family Literacy Day is January 27th!

Family Literacy Day is January 27th!

Family Literacy Day is January 27th! Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. What do you have planned to promote this special day to your students and their family members? Here are a few activities to get you started. Barbara Reid’s modelling clay […]

Blackout Poetry – Classroom Connection

Blackout Poetry – Classroom Connection

Have you ever considered using blackout poetry in your lessons? Teachers at all grade levels are finding ways to use blackout poetry with their students. Here are a few examples from teachers: Love, Teach blog: Blackout Poetry for the Win! Scholastic: Blackout Poems Vogel, E. & Miller, N.: What Would You Erase?: A Lesson on […]

De-Stress Day

De-Stress Day

Where: Scarfe 155 – Education Library When: January 24, 12:00-2:00 Drop-in Join us in Scarfe 155 for some calming and creative activities! Unwind with some colouring, try your hand at blackout poetry, craft your own puppet, or take a picture in our green screen photo booth.

New Year Wellness: Current Book Display

New Year Wellness: Current Book Display

Our current book display is New Year Wellness, located in the library entrance. Are you worried about the upcoming semester, or feel dread about 2018? In the Education Library you can find books on mindfulness, mental health, yoga, meditation, and other topics related to wellness for both teacher and student. Here is a small sampling […]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year and welcome back! The Education Library’s theme for January is New Year Wellness. Keep your mental health and well-being in check with these resources: Mindfulness Bibliography Food and Health Bibliography  

Video – How to Find Full-Text Materials in ERIC

Looking for full-text education research? ERIC has more than 385,000 full-text journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials available for download free of charge. Here is a video that describes the types of resources you can obtain in full text, and how to locate these materials in ERIC. As of fall 2017, there were […]

Free Course – Indigenous Canada

Free Course – Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies that looks at key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective, highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. As of December 2017, over 16,000 people were signed up for this MOOC. The […]

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