Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by educator and author Pamela Toulouse, Anishinaabe educator highly sought after speaker and motivator, provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lessons plans that support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nations, Inuit and Metis perspectives, Seven
Achieving Indigenous Student Success: A Guide for Secondary Classrooms written by Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe/Odawa woman) from Sagamok First Nation is a welcome teaching resource just released by Portage and Main publishing. While the author’s primary focus is the needs of Indigenous students, this book is for all teachers of grades 9–12 who are looking for ways to infuse Indigenous worldviews into their courses. Ideas include wise practices such as retention/transition/graduation planning, differentiated instruction, assessment, and equity instruction.
Teacher's Guide for the Series Tales from Big Spirit is designed to help classroom teachers use the graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit, by David Alexander Robertson. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make curricular content more accessible to diverse learners. It is organized into three sections.
In Teaching to Diversity: The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do to make inclusion work for all students; What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community; and How does one create such a community. The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it.
Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom is an accessible and clearly written guide for integrating visual art into classroom practice. Revised and expanded from the author's previous bestselling resource, Art and Illustration, Teaching Art incorporates new developments in art education for the K to grade 8 classroom. This resource would be useful for teachers offering the grade 9 Expressing Aboriginal Cultures course in Ontario. The 328-page book gives suggestions for extending and adapting art exercises to meet the needs of students in Kindergarten to grade 8.
Achieving Aboriginal Student Success: A Guide for K to 8 Classrooms is written for teachers with First Nations, Inuit or Métis students in their classrooms or those teachers searching for ways to infuse authentic Aboriginal perspectives into the curriculum. Pamela Toulouse, well-known speaker and educator has developed a must-have resource for all elementary educators. The author provides classroom-management techniques, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting to Aboriginal communities as well as teaching strategies and background information for the teacher.
In Successful Student Transition, Ruth Sutton helps teachers and education professionals find a way through the transition from elementary school to secondary school. First, she asks some important questions about professional practices in North American schools. Then, drawing on research studies from around the world, and from her own work in the UK and New Zealand, Sutton offers practical suggestions for making student transition successful.
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations/Native people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.
In Spirit of the White Bison, a white bison tells the moving story about the destruction of his people and his relationship with the man, Lone Wolf. Metis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier has crafted a compelling allegory about the destructiveness of war and presents a fresh approach to Canadian history for elementary level students. This novel is recommended for grades 5 to 8.