Topic: Math
Grade: 7-9
Type of Resource: Website
Description:

Crossing the Divide: Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development Grade 8-9. To access this resource from the Math Knowledge Network, please visit this new website launched in September 2018, mkncrossingthedivide.ca, to learn about Grade 8-9 Transition Support Strategies, Math Myths Debunked, Online Resources and Supports, and more!

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity, FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Type of Resource: Video, Website
Description:
On this site you'll find information about the history and traditions of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Native American cultures, information about the challenges facing Aboriginal communities today, and curricula for incorporating this information into your teaching practice.
Project Lead:
Jean-Paul Restoule
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal
Description:
This paper provides an overview of a KNAER project that examines how demographic data may be taken into consideration when planning for student achievement in order to identify opportunity gaps and to monitor progress in addressing these gaps. The authors provide suggestions on how student data can be collected and disseminated.
Project Lead:
Carl James
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This report has been compiled by Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group based on insights gathered from participants and presenters at the Oct 24, 2011 Discussion Forum: ReThinking Demographic Data in Terms of Student Equity, held Oct 24, 2011 at York University.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Project Lead:
Carl James
Language:
English
Topic: Music & Arts
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
This presentation looks at a project that three elementary school teachers took on in the classroom involving two parts: vocal improvisation and composition and notation.
Project Lead:
Lee Bartel
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity, FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Type of Resource: PowerPoint
Description:
Using the Deepening Knowledge Project, this Power Point presentation examinines commonly stated resistances in teaching Aboriginal issues.
Project Lead:
Jean-Paul Restoule
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

High school students are at higher risk of sleep deprivation due to their changing brain chemistry and increased time demands. This is a concern given that even mild sleep deprivation isvassociated with undesirable effects, including impaired learning, slowed performance, and memory loss. To address these negative outcomes, many school systems are considering delaying school start times to promote sufficient sleep for adolescents.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

This research summary was developed by the Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being (KNSWB). It outlines a 2017 meta-analysis of 82 school-based universal social and emotional learning programs. Findings confirm that the benefits of social-emotional learning have long-term effects for students in seven outcome areas.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
This lesson plan introduces students to the intentions of advertising and marketing. Girls as young as 5 to 6 years old state that their ideal size is smaller than their real size. Media exposure can affect children’s body image and could lead to disordered eating. Overweight children are just as likely to internalize and endorse stigmas pertaining to overweight and obese individuals. This is related to the media perpetuated belief that people have full control over how much they weigh and how they look and that if they purchase certain diet foods or join certain clubs, they will weigh less and be happier. Students need to understand that advertising is used to make you want something you don’t necessarily need.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Asthma is prevalent among youth, with significant morbidity and mortality reported worldwide. Most asthma‐related fatalities are avoidable, and therefore it may be important to increase asthma education for school staff given their frequent and long‐term interactions with youth. The overall aim of asthma education for school staff is to prevent asthma‐related fatalities among students, and to promote effective symptom management for improved child health and educational outcomes.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English