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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 25, 2014

Recently added The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource : Grade 4-10 :  a resource companion to the First Nations series for Young Readers from Second Story Press by Shawntelle Nesbitt.

The introduction includes praise for this author and resource. “Shawntell Nesbitt gets it! Rich and extensive programming flows throughout Nesbitt’s guide, which demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all that must be considered when bringing First Nations, Métis, or Inuit culture into the classroom”–Shelley Knott-Fife.

“The series and resource guide are current and allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit role models while incorporating Aboriginal perspective.”–Lynn Herr

“Durham District School Board’s Authentic Learning Wheel and Deconstruction Approach have been incorporated [in this resource] … Nesbitt has recognized the immeasurable value of the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel Teaching of the Four Aspects of Human Beings as foundational to holistic education today”…–Deanna Fry.

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From Bullying to Attention Grabbing Tools — NEW BOOKS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 6, 2014

Two new works on bullying prevention: The bully-go-round, by Larry Swartz and Group bullying exclusion and ganging up, by Addy Ferguson.

Two works on character strengths: Gratitude by Arie Kaplan and Grit by Sara Antill.

Read, write, play, learn : literacy instruction in today’s kindergarten, by Lori Jamison Rog,  shows how to maintain balance to best serve our youngest learners.

Attention grabbing tools for involving parents in their children’s learning, by Jane Baskwill.  Explores a wide range of tools to help establish and maintain a parent-teacher relationship that holds the child at the centre of all education decisions.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 10, 2013

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Among the thirty new titles that have been added are:

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish ‘s  How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk, updated with new insights from the next generation and Siblings without rivalry: how  to help your children live together,  then  How to talk so kids can learn at home and in school.

Books with tips for parent engagement :

A Cord of three strands, by Soo Hong. A new approach to parent engagement in schools.

Parent talk!  The art of effective communication with the school and your child, by Cheli Cerra & Ruth Jacoby.

Meet the teacher, how to help your child navigate elementary school, a common sense guide for parents, by Betty Borowski and Laura Mayne.

Stephen R. Covey’s, The 7 habits of highly effective families, and The Leader in me : How schools and parents around the World are inspiring greatness, one child at a time.

Joyce L Epstein’s, second editons of, School, family, and community partnerships : preparing educators and improving schools.  and School, family and community partnership : your handbook for action.

 176 ways to involve parents : practical strategies for partnering with families, by Betty Boult.

Beyond the bake sale: the essential guide to family-school partnerships. 

Bedtime stories and book reports : connecting parent involvement and family literacy.

Books to help parents and teachers with student development:

By Ross W. Greene, Lost at School. Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them. The Explosive child,  a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children.

Smart but scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, . “The revolutionary “executive skills” approach to helping kids reach their potential”–[cover].

The Out-of-Sync Child, revised and updated edition by Carol Stock Kranowitz.

Sensational kids, by Lucy Jane Miller. Hope and help for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD).

The Organized student : teaching children the skills for success in school and beyond, by Donna Goldberg with Jennifer Zwiebel.

Barbara Coloroso’s, The Bully, the bullied, and the bystander, with 80 minute CD, and the revised edition of Kids are worth it.

Fathering your school-age child : a Dad’s guide to the wonder years: 3 to 9, by Armin A. Brott.

The Mother of all parenting books,  by Ann Douglas. An all-Canadian guide to raising a happy, healthy child from preschool through the preteens.

More than a Mom : living a full and balanced life when your child has special needs, by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett.

The reiussed, Raising your spirited child : guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.

Raising boys in a new kind of World, by Michael Reist.

The two works by Leonard Sax, Girls on the edge, The four factors driving the new crisis for girls;  and  Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men.

The last two additions are by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey.  Driven to distraction : [revised and updated] recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood.  The essential reference that revolutionized our understanding of ADHD  and Delivered from distraction : getting the most out of life with attention deficit disorder.

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Community in TOP GRADE: Can Lit for the Classroom

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 5, 2013

Six new works from Top Grade the Canadian children’s publishers initiative.

Righting Canada’s wrongs resource guide, by Lindsay Gibson, Ilan Danjoux, and Roland Case, The Critical Thinking Consortium.       940.531771 GIB

Includes resource guides for Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War and Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War.  Support for teaching about Canada’s past treatment of ethnic minorites and how to approach the topic of racism.  The series is devoted to the explanation of the stories of the Canadian governments’ racist actions against various ethnic groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice, and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments.

Pier 21 : Listen to my story, by Christine Welldon.  325.71 WEL

Get to know the children and their families who arrived at Halifax’s Pier 21 from countries such as Estonia, Italy, and Ukraine, as well as Scottish and Jewish orphans.  They came to escape World War, Russian Communist rule, to find work, and search for farmland.

Sagkeeng Legends stories by John C. Courchene ; compiled by Craig Charbonneau Fontaine.  398.2 COU

Two stories in Anishanabemowin are translated into English.  Anishanabe syllabics are included in the translation as they capture the true sounds and expression of Indigenous languages.  Oral history is crucial in determing Indigenous Peoples’ connection to lands.  These stories provide connection in the Sagkeeng First Nation, continuing existence as Anishanabe, and evidence of the rich history of the Courchene family.

Manitowapow : Aboriginal writings from the Land of Water, editors Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou.  819.08 MAN

This is the first book in the Debwe series.  The “Debwe series” named for the Anishinaabe concept meaning “to speak the truth” showcases both established and new writers, who work with experienced Aborigial editors to create books of the highest quality.  This anthology is a rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches.  It features historical writings, literary writing, nonfiction and political writing, local storytellers and keepers of knowledge, new vibrant voices that express modern Aboriginal experiences.

Follow Your Money : who gets it, who spends it, where does it go? by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka.  330 SYL

Accessible and fun, a vital introduction to the way money flows from creator to distributor, to retailer and customer.

Moving out : a young adult’s guide to living on your own, by Cindy Babyn.  646.700842 BAB

“Practical and philosophical on how youth can look for apartments, find movers and roommates, budget, stand up for their tenant rights, effectively overcome homesickness, develop good health and social habits, respect the environment, and live with all the cultures of the world in one of our great Canadian cities”–cover.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 29, 2012

New print edition from Canadian Curriculum Teacher Helper series. Students will learn about Canada in these simple to understand, comprehensive unit helpers.  Follow-up activities are included designed to consolidate the concepts taught.  Includes assessment ideas and an end-of unit test. Our new titles : All about Canada Grades 1-2 ;  Canada’s aboriginal peoples Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s geographical regions Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s pioneers Grades 2-4 ;  Canadian government Grades 4-6 ;  Canadian traditions and celebrations Grades 2-3 ;  Music lessons Grades 1-3 ;  Our community Grades 1-2 ;  Urban & rural communities  Grades 2-3. 

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Canadian content for Canadian teachers.  GEOWAT- Innovative Teacher Publishing has all of their titles available on-line.  Navigate to the subject of your choice and click on a book to see a sneak-peek of its content.  Sneak-peeks are printer friendly, so feel free to print and use in your class.

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Be the Change

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 4, 2008

We have 15 literature kits to support the Be the Change curriculum created by the Ontario School Library Association.  The Be the Change curriculum presents a wealth of resources and lesson ideas to:

  • Raise awareness of children’s rights
  • Create a sense of understanding of world citizenship
  • Empower the youth in our society to the reality that they can and do make a difference
  • Encourage students to take action
  • Change attitudes so that the rights of children never go unnoticed again

See the Be the Change site for lesson plan ideas and blackline masters.

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