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Collection Spotlight: Orange Shirt Day 2020


Orange Shirt Day is September 30. Below you will find resources that may be requested from UBC Education Library. X̱wi7x̱wa Library’s “Indian Residential School System in Canada” research guide also includes materials that address the reality of the Indian Residential Schools. Many contain additional resources for teaching or encouraging discussion at home.

Fiction


The orange shirt story / author, Phyllis
Webstad; illustrations, Brock Nicol.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9294317

 


I am not a number / written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy
Kacer; illustrated by Gillian Newland.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8536611

 


Stolen words / written by Melanie
Florence; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9161137

 


When we were alone / David Alexander
Robertson; Julie Flett.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8774028

 


Shi-
shietko / Nicola I. Campbell; pictures by Kim La Fave.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3559311

 


Shin-chi’s canoe
, written by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3935868

 


Fatty
legs: a true story / Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4297323

 


You hold me up / Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8926213

FULL TEXT ONLINE:  http://tinyurl.com/yys2eaqn

 

Non-Fiction


Speaking our
truth: a journey of reconciliation / Monique Gray Smith.
FULL TEXT ONLINE:  http://tinyurl.com/yy3a7d7v

Science Literacy Week 2020: Biodiversity Resources

Biodiversity Teacher Resources at UBC Education Library

Please visit the UBC Science Literacy Week 2020 LibGuide for even more books

E-Book Resources at Education Library

Teacher Resources


The school garden
curriculum: an integrated K-8 guide for discovering science, ecology, and whole-systems thinking / Kaci Rae Christopher.  http://tinyurl.com/ycmt6so7

 


Teaching
green: the high school years: hands-on learning in grades 9-12 / edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn. http://tinyurl.com/y7nzlky6

 


Climate Change in Practice: Topics with Group Exercises /
Robert Wilby  http://tinyurl.com/y7dkrqcn

 


Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change
 / edited by Arjen E.J. Wals and Peter Blaze Corcoran. http://tinyurl.com/y966377q

 


Connecting with nature: a naturalist’s perspective / Robert C. Stebbins
. http://tinyurl.com/ycxvwy7d

http://tinyurl.com/ycxvwy7d


Emerging biology in the early years: how young children learn about the living world / Sue Dale
Tunnicliffe. http://tinyurl.com/yabc8sqy

 


Nature sparks: connecting children to the natural world / Cross Aerial
http://tinyurl.com/y8ujhfhm

 


Greening school grounds: creating habitats for learning / Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn  http://tinyurl.com/y7nftoka

 


Nature-based learning for young children: anytime, anywhere, on any budget / Julie Powers and Sheila Williams Ridge
http://tinyurl.com/y778w9mb

 


Perfect pairs: using fiction & nonfiction picture books to teach life science, 3-5 /
Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley http://tinyurl.com/y8b3vzwp

 

Non-fiction


You are the earth know your world so you can make it better
/ David Suzuki and Kathy Vanderlinden; art by Wallace Edwards; diagrams by Talent Pun http://tinyurl.com/ya9ehbfk

 


Get
 into citizen science / Vic Kovacs http://tinyurl.com/y98ace47

 


Rewilding: giving nature a second chance
/ Jane Drake and Ann Love http://tinyurl.com/y8zedc8n

 


Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar /
Wendy Kitts http://tinyurl.com/ycfqy7t6

 


Salmon Forest
/ David Suzuki http://tinyurl.com/ybhj2acp

 

Picture books


Arctic Sky
/ Krykorka Vladyana http://tinyurl.com/y9q5rl26

 


Over and under the snow / Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal 
http://tinyurl.com/yb77b84g

 


Over and under the pond / Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal 
http://tinyurl.com/y8ykpmos

 


Flowers are calling / Rita Gray and
Kenard Pak http://tinyurl.com/ydxxpfud

 


Two truths and a lie: it’s
alive! / Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson http://tinyurl.com/yd3el8hk

 


The girl who drew butterflies: how Maria
Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman http://tinyurl.com/yaefyssx

 


The Underground habitats, by Molly
Aloian http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3856538

 


Wolf Island / Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8927548

 

Teacher Resources


A little bit of dirt: 55+ science and art activities to reconnect children with nature, by Asia
Citro http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8948083

 


Environmental science activities
kit: ready-to-use lessons, labs, and worksheets for grades 7-12 / Michael L. Roa. http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3901507

 

Non-Fiction


Tree of life: the incredible biodiversity of life on earth by Strauss, Rochelle; Thompson, Margot  http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3132433

 


Nowhere else
on Earth: standing tall for the Great Bear Rainforest / Caitlyn Vernon.  http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5854037

 


Biodiversity [6 pack] / Sandy Szeto
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9294442

Welcome to UBC Education Library! Collection Spotlight: Books for New Teachers

Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Normally, our Collection Spotlight displays are located on a giant feature wall on the main level of our branch– but things are a little different this year!  We hope to be back to normal soon and are looking forward to seeing you and helping you in person.

In the meantime, please enjoy browsing this online book display of both eBooks you can read online, and physical books you can request using the UBC Library Materials Pick-Up Service.

This month’s Collection Spotlight is “Books for New Teachers.”


Zen teacher: creating focus, simplicity and tranquility in the classroom / Dan Tricarico.
LB2840 .T75 2015


A practical guide to teacher wellbeing / Elizabeth Holmes.
LB2840.2 .H645 2019


See me after class: advice for teachers by teachers / Roxanna Elden. (Great Reads)
LB2844.1.N4 E43 2013


The beginning teacher’s field guide: embarking on your first years / Tina H. Boogren.
LB2844.1.N4 B658 2018


You can do this: hope and help for new teachers / Robyn R. Jackson.
LB1025.3 .J334 2014


The new teacher book: finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom / edited by Terry Burant [and others].


LB2844.1.N4 N476 2010
The first-year teacher’s survival guide: ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day / Julia G. Thompson
ONLINE


Your first year: how to survive and thrive as a new teacher/ Todd Whitaker
ONLINE


101 answers for new teachers and their mentors: effective teaching tips for daily classroom use / Annette Breoux
ONLINE


The first-year English teacher’s guidebook: strategies for success/ Sean Ruday
ONLINE


Progress plain and simple: what every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress / Michael Harpham.
ONLINE

Physical Branches Closed, but We’re Still Here to Help

Due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will remain closed until further notice. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning.

Research help is available from UBC Education Library via email or remote consultation.

Looking for a book or article? Want to book a Zoom research session? Have a question about citations?

Please reach out to ed.lib@ubc.ca for assistance.

For continued library service updates, please visit: services.library.ubc.ca/covid-19-response

Collection Spotlight: Reflecting on Practice — Summer as a time for teacher growth and development


Summer can be a time for rest, but for teachers, it’s also a perfect opportunity for reflection and professional development.

For those looking to digest new information and plan for the coming school year, the following eBooks are all accessible from the comfort of your home:


Harris, B. (2011). Battling boredom: 99 strategies to spark student engagement.

 


Sharples, & Mike. (2019). Practical pedagogy: 40 new ways to teach and learn (1st ed.).

 


Whitaker, T. (2020). What great teachers do differently: Nineteen things that matter most.

 


Mindes, G. (2020). Contemporary challenges in teaching young children: Meeting the needs of all students.

 


Volz, Austin, Higdon, Julia, Lidwell, & William. (2019). The elements of education for teachers: 50 research-based principles every educator should know (1st ed.).

 


Melser, N. A. (2019). Teaching soft skills in a hard world: Skills for beginning teachers.

 


Mansfield, J. (2019). Pedagogical equilibrium: The development of teachers professional knowledge (First ed.).

 


Agarwal, P. K., Bain, P. M., & Wiley (2019). Powerful Teaching: Unleash the science of learning (First ed.).

 


Hicks, T., Hyler, J., & Pangle, W. (2020). Ask, explore, write: An inquiry-driven approach to science and literacy learning (1st ed.).

 


Krebs, D., Zvi, G., & Taylor & Francis  (2020). The genius hour guidebook: Fostering passion, wonder, and inquiry in the classroom (Second ed.).

Subject headings: Effective teaching