Dawn Samuel and students

Dawn Samuel considers best practices for inclusion and engagement, focusing on promoting positive interactions with Black students and their families and acknowledging histories and experiences of systemic discrimination.

3 male teachers standing in classroom

The fact is, fewer men are becoming elementary teachers. Eighteen male teachers give their insight.

children and 3 Rs

No one is in a better position to see the benefits of school nutrition programs than teachers.

photos of the exchange teachers from this article

While our teachers are away, some write wonderful letters back to us. They deserve to be shared. I hope you enjoy these excerpts and will be inspired to consider a teaching exchange at some point in your own career.

children on computers

On October 24, 2001, MNet released a second phase of findings from Young Canadians in a Wired World: The Students' View, which examined the extent to which Canadian youth are putting themselves at risk as they explore the Internet, often with little or no supervision.

teaching friend headline in graphic format

I wanted to assess my students’ abilities to write simple French words that we had been using in class every day for two weeks. I gave them a list of the words that would be on the quiz so that they would have an idea of what would be expected of them.

kids singing

This first celebratory event was initiated by the International Registry of World Citizens to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.

some of the people involved

One need only see the hope in the eyes of one child going through the rehabilitation process... to see that there is no needjor the kind of despair that leads to giving up. We can always find a way to help.

children making mine free world projects

As our inquiry continued, we learned more about landmines and the people affected by them. The students committed themselves to becoming proactive by sharing their new knowledge with others in the community. Jyoti continued to be involved in our inquiry, providing resources such as videos, CDs, games, and fabric to make banners.

Memee Lavell with her daughter Autumn Sky

This article was adapted with permission from "An Aboriginal Educator's Perspective on Action Research as a Strategy for Facilitating Change in Aboriginal Education," by Memee Lavell, published in the Ontario Action Researcher, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2000. The full text of the article, including bibliography and references, can be found at www.nipissingu.ca/oar.