Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Immigrant youth often experience a variety of barriers during their integration to the Canadian school system. Bullying is a problem in schools that can result in emotional, behavioural and social difficulties in youth. This research summary takes a closer look at the role that schools and educators play in supporting positive peer relationships between immigrant and non-immigrant youth.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3, 4-6
Type of Resource: Teaching Tips, Video
Description:
This video provides guidance in implementing components of the all-day kindergarten curriculum, such as self-regulation, play-based learning and inquiry stance.
Project Lead:
Lyn Vause
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity, Well-Being
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
A key message to convey to students is that being a good role model is about following your dreams and being a positive influence to others as well. Our society seems to favour people of a certain appearance. We need to accept others for who they are, and understand that role models are persons who present positive characteristics such as kindness. Even young children can begin to form negative views associated with appearance. As children mature, they are exposed to media role models who are famous. This lesson helps children and adolescents discuss the characteristics of role models.
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Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

This research summary outlines a 2017 systematic review that examined the current literature to better understand what types of interventions can be implemented to increase standardized test scores in reading and mathematics of low SES students in elementary and middle school.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Equity & Diversity, FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This article examines how activist literacy educators enact more socially just practices that run counter to normal curve ideologies. Examples examined suggest how activist literacies involve challenging the ideological foundations of institutions and practices.
 
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Project Lead:
Jim Cummins
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Youth who are at greater risk for low academic achievement, low school attendance, low school engagement, and behavioural problems are often described as “at‐risk”. Left unattended, these problems can easily develop into substance abuse, criminal behaviour, and other long‐term anti‐social problems.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This research summary outlines a 2009 systematic review that found that anti‐bullying programs in schools were effective in reducing bullying by 20% – 23%.  The summary outlines elements of anti-bullying programs that were found to be most effective at reducing bullying.
Project Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
This lesson plan introduces the concepts of functional and appropriate clothing: clothing is something we use to enjoy the various types of weather and weather-related activities. Clothing is not something to compare each other by as students are sensitive to social comparison. Students may need support in making clothing choices based on weather, availability of clothing, and preference, but sometimes there is peer pressure and media pressure to conform or to look a certain way.
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Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

This research summary was outlines a 2017 systematic review of the effectiveness of youth development interventions in promoting positive outcomes and reducing problem behaviours. The research finds that positive youth development interventions are a promising preventative technique for reducing harmful adolescent behaviour.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Language Arts, Math
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: PowerPoint
Description:
This presentation outlines the ELL-responsive assessment tools for teachers and also strategies and usefulness of using e-portfolios.
Project Lead:
Donna Kotsopoulos and Sue Bruyns
Language:
English