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Alberta school administrators are required to provide instructional leadership (Alberta Government, 2018a). Mathematical proficiency is the goal of student learning and teacher pedagogy (Kilpatrick, Swafford & Findell, 2001). This paper examines how administrators can lead teaching and learning...
As an educator and as an immigrant to Canada who is sensitive to the various identity and integration issues of newcomers and those considered minorities, I am cognizant of the various images and (mis)representations of cultures which are reflected and perpetuated by others. In the classroom I...
Rethinking Classrooms & Envisioning a Future That is Female: A Feminist Analysis of Gender Inequalities in Education and Possibilities for Progress
Rethinking Classrooms & Envisioning a Future That is Female: A Feminist Analysis of Gender Inequalities in Education and Possibilities for ProgressDownload
In our current society, women are continually bombarded with inequalities, oppression, and hardships based solely on their gender. In school, girls are also afflicted with sexism which negatively affects their educational opportunities. As an intersectional feminist and teacher, I have great...
Re-addressing High School Students’ Novel Needs: Choosing and Using Popular Young Adult Fiction in High School English Classrooms
Re-addressing High School Students’ Novel Needs: Choosing and Using Popular Young Adult Fiction in High School English ClassroomsDownload
This project offers designs for lesson plans, based on the popular young adult literature (YAL) and television series Pretty Little Liars (PLL), by Sara Shepard, in an effort to encourage grade 10 English teachers to use YAL that is popular with their students in their classrooms. The individual...
Both China and Canada are multilingual and multicultural countries. According to the United Nations (UN) independent expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák (UN News Centre, 2013, online), “Language is a central element and expression of identity and of key importance in the preservation of group...
Teacher-student discourse is increasingly mediated through, by and with digital technologies. In-class discussions have found new, textually-rich venues online; chalk and whiteboard lectures are rapidly giving way to PowerPoint presentations. Yet, what does this mean experientially for students?...
In English Language Learning education, there are differences between immigrant and refugee students. Often the former has a background in formal literacy education, while the latter may have experienced significant gaps in their schooling. The problem is compounded for those who arrive as...
There are growing concerns regarding student mental health and wellness across Canadian junior and senior high schools. Students’ symptoms of depression and anxiety continue to increase. With these growing needs, healthy coping mechanisms must be available and accessible for students and...
Mathematics and the English Language Learner
Increased immigration and a move for greater inclusion in Canadian English language mainstream classrooms has led to increased numbers of English-Language Learning (ELL) students in our core subject-area secondary mathematics classrooms. The increasing number of ELL students in these classrooms...