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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

Online Indigenous Children’s Literature

X̱wi7x̱wa Library and Education Library are pleased to present a virtual display of over 50 electronic picture books, graphic novels, fiction, non-fiction and biographies featuring Indigenous themes and authorship.

These Indigenous children’s literature titles were carefully compiled by the employees of X̱wi7x̱wa Library and are all available online at UBC Library.

Please click on the book cover or the title and then “Full Text Online” to access these eBooks.

 


7 Générations: Pierre (Volume 1, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


7 Générations: Cicatrices (Volume 2, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


A blanket of butterflies by Richard Van Camp  (2015)
Graphic novel

 


Catching spring by Sylvia Olsen (2004)
Juvenile fiction

 


Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers  (2014)
Picture book

 


Comment la rivière Petitcodiac devint boueuse / Ta’n Tel-kisi-siskuapua’qsepp Petikodiac Sipu / How the Petitcodiac River became Muddy (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Marguerite Maillet (2011)
Illustrated folklore

 


Death by dinosaur: A Sam Stellar mystery by Jacqueline Guest (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


A different game by Sylvia Olsen (2010)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ends/begins by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


The evolution of Alice by David A. Robertson (2014)
Juvenile fiction

 


Fatty legs: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2010)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


Ghost river by Tony Birch (2015)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ghosts by David A. Robertson (2019)
Juvenile fiction

 


The grizzly mother by Brett D. Huson (2019)
Picture book

 


Halfbreed by Maria Campbell (1982)
Biography

 


He who dreams by Melanie Florence (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Him standing by Richard Wagamese (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


How things came to be: Inuit stories of creation by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (2015)
Illustrated folklore

 


Kiss by kiss: Ocêtôwina: a counting book for families (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Le roi de glace: Mkumiey eleke’wit = The ice king (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Corine Gallant (2012)
Illustrated folklore

 


Little you: Kitapisîsisin (Bush Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Little you: Anetséleh (South Slavey and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Nën Nechíle (Chipewyan and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


May we have enough to share by Richard Van Camp (2019)
Picture book

 


Middle row by Sylvia Olsen, Sylvia (2008)
Juvenile fiction

 


Molly’s promise by Sylvia Olsen (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


Monsters by David A. Robertson (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Murphy and Mousetrap by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


My heart fills with happiness by Monique Gray Smith (2016)
Picture book

 


My heart fills with happiness / ni Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih (Plains Cree Edition) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 


Native American games and stories by James Bruchac (2000)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


The next sure thing by Richard Wagamese (2011)
Fiction

 


Nimoshom and his bus by Penny Thomas (2017)
Picture book

 


Not my girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2014)
Picture book

 


Pemmican wars (Vol 1: A girl called Echo) by Katherena Vermette (2017)
Graphic novel

 


The poet: Pauline Johnson by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 

Powwow counting in Cree by Penny Thomas (2013) **Coming Soon**
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2014)
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon: Inuktitut language version (by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2013)
Picture book

 


Raven brings the light: A Northwest Coast legend by Roy Henry Vickers (2013)
Picture book

 


The rebel: Gabriel Dumont by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 


Scars by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


Soapstone porcupine by Jeff Pinkney (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sous la lune de corbeau (French) by David Bouchard (2016)
Picture book

 


Speaking our truth: a journey of reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Non-fiction

 


A stranger at home: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2011)
Biography

 


Strangers by David A. Robertson, David (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sugar Falls: a Residential School Story by Robertson, David Alexander (2012)
Graphic novel

 


The pact by David A. Robertson (2011)
Graphic novel

 


Three feathers by Richard Van Camp (2015)
Graphic novel

 


The way of thorn and thunder: the Kynship chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice (2011)
Fiction

 


We sang you home by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


We sang you home: Ka kîweh nikâmôstamâtinân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby: a lullaby for newborns by Richard Van Camp, Richard (2007)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby / ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’ (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


What the Elders Have Taught Us: Alaska Native Ways – Photography by Roy Corral. (2013)
Non-fiction

 


Yellow line by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


You hold me up by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Picture book

 


You hold me up /Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna (Plains Cree and English) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 

UBC Education Library Highlights 5 Indigenous eBook Teacher Resources

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, UBC Education Library is highlighting 5 Indigenous eBook teacher resources available at UBC Library.  All of these professional teacher resources are available as “full text online” to our UBC users by clicking on the images or titles and then “online access” or “full text online” at the catalogue page.


Potlatch as pedagogy: learning through ceremony /Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson

“Inspired by Haida ceremonial practice, father and daughter present a model for learning that is holistic, relational, practical, and continuous.”

 


Learning and teaching together: weaving indigenous ways of knowing into education
/ Michelle Tanaka.
“Tanaka recounts how pre-service teachers enrolled in a crosscultural course in British Columbia immersed themselves in indigenous ways of learning and teaching by working alongside indigenous wisdom keepers. Together, they transformed cedar bark, buckskin, and wool into a mural that tells stories about the land upon which the course took place. In the process, they discovered new ways of learning that support not only intellectual but also tactile, emotional, and spiritual forms of knowledge.”

 


Truth and indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools / Ronald Niezen.
“The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory.
In this updated edition, Niezen discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action bringing the book up to date and making it a valuable text for teaching about transitional justice, colonialism and redress, public anthropology, and human rights. Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the “truth” as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.”

 


Speaking our truth: a journey of reconciliation / Monique Gray Smith
“Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.”

 


Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives in the classroom: Moving forward / BC Ministry of Education
“The past decade has witnessed several significant developments affecting Aboriginal Education in BC. Most visible, perhaps, has been the acknowledgment on the part of both the Province of British Columbia and government of Canada of the mistreatment and disrespect that Aboriginal peoples have endured throughout much of our nation’s history. This has resulted in a new attentiveness on the part of government to long-standing demands from Aboriginal leaders for a fresh approach to the provision of formal education at all levels.”

Education Library Monthly Report: May 2020 NEWSLETTER

WENDY TRAAS AS INTERIM HEAD, EDUCATION LIBRARY

Peggy Lunn has resigned from her position as Head of the Education Library. Wendy Traas is acting as Interim Head.

MANAGING RESEARCH DATA

Are you curious about how to comply with Tri-Agency funding requirements for research data? The Library can help with Data Management Planning and Open Access compliance via cIRcle, UBC’s Institutional Repository.

Contact your liaison librarian for more help:
Emily Fornwald emily.fornwald@ubc.ca
Wendy Traas wendy.traas@ubc.ca

You can also visit the UBC Library Research Data Management guide, which includes tools such as the DMP Assistant, which helps researchers create data management plans for Canadian funders: https://researchdata.library.ubc.ca/

LIBRARY POLICIES AMID COVID-19

All UBC Library branches remain closed until further notice with librarians and library staff working remotely. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning.

You can stay up to date with the Library’s services and resources at: https://services.library.ubc.ca/covid-19-response

Please continue to reach out to your liaison librarians or to the Education Library’s general email ed.lib@ubc.ca with any questions, or if you would like to discuss librarian support for research and instruction at this time. We will also continue sharing updates and resources through Twitter @UBCEdLib

UBC LIBRARIANS RECOMMEND:
Ideas for your next read, watch or listen from our online collections

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have compiled recommendations from a handful of UBC librarians for you to watch, read, and listen from home. From archived films to Indigenous literature and family-friendly activities, all these resources can be found in UBC Library’s online collections.
https://go.library.ubc.ca/ksg42g

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Mental Health Week (May 4-10, 2020): ePicturebook Highlights

A selection of picturebook e-resources available online from UBC Library related to Mental Health:

Happy and Sad written by Madhav Chavan; illustrated by Rijuta Ghate.

This book helps children to learn about feeling happy and sad through questions and answers by promoting emotional literacy.

You Hold Me Up By Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel

“This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions.”

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith; illustrations by Julie Flett.

“This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.”