How you address Orange Shirt Day in your classroom can really depend on where you are and who your students are. This classroom activity can help you use an orange t-shirt as an artifact to talk [...]
As we all find our “new normal” this fall, let’s make learning outdoors part of what we do. Whether it’s learning from the formal math curriculum or sharing stories in an Indigenous language, [...]
As teachers, we speak about many different rights in our classroom. We talk about the rights students have as learners in the space of the class, we talk about the Rights of the Child, the Rights [...]
Teaching to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Find suggestions on how you can ease into conversations about Gender-Based Violence with your learners using three familiar topics as entry points.
As educators, we have the great fortune and privilege of working closely with young people during the most formative years of their lives.
On September 30th, students across Canada will mark Orange Shirt Day. They will be encouraged to learn about Phyllis’ Story and to wear orange shirts in support of raising awareness about the [...]
Teaching Through the Four Rs of Indigenous Education: Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity and Responsibility
Fall is on its way, and along with it comes a new brand new school year. In the weeks to come teachers everywhere will return to their schools and start creating warm and welcoming learning [...]
One of the ways we understand the world around us is through the language we speak. Words in our language help to frame our culture, our world view, and even our behaviours. Without the ability [...]
In many Indigenous cultures, women have a powerful role as teachers, protectors of the land and water, and bringers of life. Certain teachings belong to women only. Some cultures, such as the [...]