Food for Fines – March 19 to April 2

Food for Fines – March 19 to April 2

For every non-perishable food item you donate to the UBC Library, $2 will be reduced from your fines – to a maximum of $30! Donations are accepted at the Education Library and all other UBC Library branches. All donations go to the UBC AMS Food Bank on Campus and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank which […]

Core Competencies Taught through Picture Books

Core Competencies Taught through Picture Books

Children’s Books and the Core Competencies: Finding Connections Have you ever considered using children’s books to support your teaching of the curriculum’s core competencies? For the next week at the Education Library, we’re displaying picture books that can help you do just that. Here are some of the books we’re highlighting: Communication Norman, Speak! By […]

New Book Highlights – March

New Book Highlights – March

Lately we have been getting a lot of books about how to incorporate digital technologies into your classroom! Here are a select few: Coding Literacy: How Computer Programming is Changing Writing by Annette Vee – “The message from educators, the tech community, and even politicians is clear: everyone should learn to code. To emphasize the […]

Challenged Books in Canada

Challenged Books in Canada

In honour of Freedom to Read Week (Feb 25-Mar 3) we present some items from the Education Library’s collection with a history of being challenged (or even banned) in Canada. Some of these books – and the reason for which they have been challenged – may surprise you. Introduce these books to your class to […]

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.

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