Science Literacy Week (September 16-22, 2019) is an annual celebration of science in Canada, in which libraries, universities, museums and other partners offer events and displays to highlight research and learning at our institutions.

The Canada Memory of the World Register highlights exceptional works and documents that reflect the wealth and diversity of Canada’s documentary heritage.

With Canadian Bianca Andreescu’s amazing U.S. Open win on Saturday, people are talking about Andreescu’s use of visualization, mindfulness and meditation and how it might have contributed to her success. Andreescu credited her meditation practice to helping pave the way to her historic victory.

Learn more about mindfulness and meditation. You never know where it might take you… [photo credit: sportsnet.ca]

Meditation also ties into social-emotional learning and self-regulation which are both important components of the personal awareness and responsibility strand of the BC Core Competencies.

Below you will find just a small selection of UBC Education Library books on mindfulness and meditation to help you get started on your journey!

Click on the title or book cover to take you to the item in our catalogue.

Mindfulness on the run: quick, effective mindfulness techniques for busy people
by Hofstee, Chantal
Provides strategies for applying mindfulness techniques in everyday life, with the goal of reducing stress and maintaining a sense of peace and calm.
BF637.P3 H64 2016, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

Mindfulness for students
by Cottrell, Stella
Using a unique combination of mindfulness-based techniques and study skills, this book shows students how to apply mindfulness to their studies and everyday life in simple, practical steps.
LB1065 .C68 2018, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

The mindfulness teaching guide: essential skills & competencies for teaching mindfulness-based interventions
by Brandsma, Rob
You must embody mindfulness in order to teach it. The Mindfulness Teaching Guide offers a thorough and practical guide for mindfulness teachers and professionals, offering a systematic approach to developing the teaching methods, skills, and competencies needed to become a proficient mindfulness teacher.
BF321 .B735 2017, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

Zen teacher: creating focus, simplicity and tranquillity in the classroom
by Tricarico, Dan
In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquillity in the classroom – and in life.
LB2840 .T75 2015, EDUCATION LIBRARY Great Reads

For Children:

I am peace: a book of mindfulness
by Verde, Susan; Reynolds, Peter H
Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolour illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.
PZ7.1.V46 Im 2017, EDUCATION LIBRARY CCBC

Meditation is an open sky: mindfulness for kids
by Stewart, Whitney; Rippin, Sally
Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.
BF723.M37 S74 2015, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

 

A beloved room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be transformed and upgraded thanks to a generous gift from Tony and Marissa Peña.

Welcome New & Returning Students

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This exhibition presents a selection of the results of a visual arts and community engagement project in 2018-9 that explores the meaning and practice of “heritage” in the Punjab, a linguistic and cultural region divided in 1947 between the two successor states to British colonial rule, Pakistan and India, and connects this heritage to Canada. The exhibition by the South Asian Canadian Histories Association (SACHA) in partnership with the University of British Columbia, is represented by Anne Murphy (Asian Studies/co-Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research), as a part of a larger overall project that was originally initiated through a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) UK. By pursuing this project here in Vancouver and at UBC, we hope to enhance UBC South Asian community engagement through community-based art work, helping an international project come “home” to BC.

This exhibition will be on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Level 2 foyer from September 1st to 30th, 2019.

Our new major book display is up just in time for the start of the new academic year!  The theme is “how do library services and resources support the development of multiple literacies?”
Browse this display on the main level of the library just outside the Young Learners Library.

The display is designed to complement the Unlock Library Literacy workshops that each teacher education student will participate in as part of LLED 350 or LLED 360 during September. Students will actively explore a selection of library resources and get to know the Education Library at the same time. Exploration stations are focused on themes of Indigenous perspectives and critical literacy, differentiated reading materials, leisure reading, coding and computational thinking resources, and “making” stories through unplugged STEAM activities.

The following essential questions are our guides for exploration: 

What role does the library play in literacy education? How do library services and resources support the development of multiple literacies?

The Unlock Library Literacy workshops model a gamified approach to learning design. Research indicates that gamification of education can improve learning outcomes, engagement and motivation, self-efficacy, and knowledge retention (Rabah, Cassidy, & Beauchemin, 2018). During the workshops, students will receive a series of numbers after completing each station, which can be used to unlock a box and get a surprise.

Reference:

Rabah, J., Cassidy, R., & Beauchemin, R. (2018, November). Gamification in Education: Real Benefits or Edutainment?. In European Conference on e-Learning (pp. 489-XIX). Academic Conferences International Limited.

UBC Education Library is pleased to announce a new series of themed booklists on topics related to teaching, learning, and children’s literature. The UBC Education Library Booklists offer an entry point to the collection by highlighting suggested books on a variety of topics. Each list features titles about current and historical topics in education, pedagogy, and the BC K-12 curriculum.

Depending on the theme, you will see a list of suggested teaching resources in print or electronic format, picture books, and information books. Topic-specific keyword suggestions accompany each list to help find more titles on the topic in the collection. All books featured on the UBC Education Library Booklists are available at the Education Library, either in print or online.

The booklists are a work in progress. New lists will be released roughly twice per week throughout the year. Check them out today and let us know what you think! And, follow @ubcedlib on Twitter to keep up to date on new booklists as they are available.

UBC Education Library Booklist handouts are available in print at the Service Desk for quick reference.

These lists are also available as a PDF handout if you’re looking for a quick list of books as a jumping-off point on a certain topic.  You can find these print copies at the UBC Education Library Service Desk.

Thanks to Jennifer Abel, Wendy Traas, Emily Fornwald, Carmen Marchal and Elena P. for all their hard work creating these lists and handouts.

Hello new patrons! Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Visit our Collection Spotlight located in the main breezeway area of our branch.  This spotlight changes twice a month, and sometimes more!  Here you’ll find an assortment of books that will highlight a theme, a holiday, or a subject in our collection, displayed in a way that makes it easy for you to view and browse.

Feel free to borrow any book you see on these shelves as we “restock” this area daily!

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