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Gathering Community in the New Normal

Gathering Community in the New Normal

This article describes a model of school and community engagement, the Gathering Model, that may prove useful. In presenting this model, we share a set of equitable best practices that teachers, schools, and school boards can use as a template for parent and community outreach initiatives and to offer a resource for addressing the new normal.

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

Right now, across Canada, there are questions around the names of places, institutions and even streets. The debate about whether or not we should rename something that honours problematic and sometimes racist historical figures is a question all sorts of organizations, from governments to companies to school boards are wrestling with.

In the media - Thinking back: How childhood memories affect teachers

In the media - Thinking back: How childhood memories affect teachers

According to Lisa Farley, a researcher and education professor at York University, the research team was interested in investigating how children are represented in classrooms and curriculum. This area of focus led them to research how teachers’ understanding of childhood might be affected by their own childhood memories.