Featured new resources for the month of January.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Teacher narratives from the Eikaiwa classroom: moving beyond “McEnglish”
edited by Daniel Hooper and Natasha Hashimoto.

PE1130.J3 T43 2020

This book includes 16 chapters written by current and former eikaiwa (English conversation school) teachers to illustrate a complexity within the eikaiwa profession that has been thus far largely ignored.

Through teacher narratives, the authors explore the unique and often problematic world of eikaiwa to present a counter-narrative to what the editors regard as blanket stereotyping of a multifaceted and evolving teaching context.

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Move, play, learn: interactive storytimes with music, movement, and more
Alyssa Jewell.

Z718.3 .J49 2020

Jewell provides ideas, suggestions, and strategies to help you energize your storytime, reading circles, and other early literacy programs.

She explains the benefits of music and movement storytime, as well as how to design, lead, and implement it.

The second half of the book offers practical resource materials, including ready-to-use plans for different age groups. —

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Canadian structures and sustainability
by James Bow; editor: Meg Gaertner.

NA2542.35 .B69 2019

“Examines the importance of building structures to withstand extreme weather as well as day to day stresses, the impact of structures on the environment, and technological innovations that help cities to use limited resources sustainably.”–

Featured new children’s and young adult books for the month of January.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Kiss number 8
written by Colleen AF Venable ; artwork by Ellen T. Crenshaw.
PZ7.7.V46 Ks 2019 Education GREAT READS

“Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It’s everything she hoped high school would be… until all of a sudden, it’s not.

Her dad is hiding something big–so big it could tear her family apart. And that’s just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn’t want to kiss Adam… because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat.

Just like that, Mad’s tidy little life has gotten epically messy–and epically heartbreaking. And when your heart is broken, it takes more than an awkward, uncomfortable, tooth-clashing, friendship-ending kiss to put things right again. It takes a whole bunch of them”–

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Cicada
by Shaun Tan.
PZ7.T16123 Cc 2019

From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond

Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he’s given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more.

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Trésor
Mireille Messier et Irene Luxbacher.
PZ23.M4774 Tr 2019

“Dans ce livre superbement illustré, un frère et une sœur explorent leur environnement à la recherche d’un trésor.”–
When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious, and precious. And that all the really good treasures are hidden!

Notes: Published simultaneously in English under the title: Treasure.
In French.

Featured new children’s books for the month of December.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

This promise of change: one girl’s story in the fight for school equality
Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
F444.C68 B69 2019

In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen-year-old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the colour barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first, things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann–clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students–found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history. Based on original research and interviews and featuring backmatter with archival materials and notes from the authors on the co-writing process.
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Hidden figures: the true story of four Black women and the space race
Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling; illustrated by Laura Freeman
QA27.5 .S548 2018

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).
Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were all good at math. Really good. And it was their understanding of numbers that helped them do what seemed impossible. They were women, and they were African-American, and they lived during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, and Christine were hardworking and persistent and, most important, smart. And that’s why NASA hired them to do the math that would one day send the United States into space for the very first time. New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring to life the inspiring story of the struggles of these four “hidden figures” and what they overcame to succeed. The math work they did would change not only their own lives, but the face of air and space travel forever.

On the playground: our first talk about prejudice
Dr. Jillian Roberts; illustrations by Jane Heinrichs
HM1091 .R63 2019

On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnessed around them in their day-to-day lives and in the media. Dr. Jillian Roberts discusses types of discrimination children notice, what prejudice means, why it’s not okay, how to stand up against it and how kids can spread a message of inclusion and acceptance in the world around them.

Featured new resources for the month of December.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

200+ original and adapted story program activities
Rob Reid
Z718.3 .R435 2018

From master storyteller and storytimes creator Reid comes this delightful assortment of activities ready for use by children’s librarians, elementary-level media specialists, and early childhood instructors. Reid’s bountiful compendium of his “greatest hits” includes original and adapted fingerplays, poems, activities involving movement and music, participation stories, felt stories, imagination exercises, spoonerism stories, and library raps. With ideas that are perfect for mixing and matching according to audience, setting, and program length, this book:

  • offers activities suitable for a variety of ages, from children as young as preschool age through middle school students;
  • begins with “Hello Activities” and ends with “Goodbye Activities”;
  • includes categories such as “The Animal World,” “My World,” “More Fun,” and “The Literary World”; and
  • recommends picture books published between 2012 and 2017 to share with children immediately before or after presenting the activity.

Drawn from thousands of hours of programming, these time-tested activities will engage young ones as well as their parents and caregivers.

Teaching for mastery
Mark McCourt
LB1025.3 .M347 2019

There are many models of schooling; some work, some don’t. Mastery is an entire model of schooling with over 100 years of provenance, its impact has been researched for decades, with many of the world’s greatest education minds testing and refining the approach. It’s one of the models of schooling that actually works. In this book, Mark McCourt examines the history of a teaching for mastery approach, from its early beginnings to the modern day when cognitive scientists have been able to bring further evidence to the debate, demonstrating why a model that was first proposed in the 1910s has the incredible impact on both pupil attainment and attitudes to learning that it has had all around the world over many decades. Drawing on examples from cross disciplines, the story of mastery is one that all educators can engage with. Mark also draws on his own subject, mathematics, to further exemplify the approach and to give practical examples of pedagogies and didactics that teachers can deploy immediately in their own classroom.
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Literacy for the 21st century: a balanced approach
Tompkins, Smith, Campbell, Green
LB1576 .T657 2019

The purpose of this product is to support PST develop knowledge, understanding and skill in teaching literacy to children from the Foundation Year to Year 6. To assist in achieving these goals, the product outlines from the beginning that successful teaching involves knowing the students, the content and associated curriculum requirements, and understanding how to apply this knowledge in explicit and skilled ways to meet individual students’ literacy learning needs. The product emphasizes that effective teachers continually engage in reflective practice to gauge if and how each student’s learning goals are achieved. It challenges the PST to consider ways of knowing, learning and teaching, providing opportunities to consider ways of using digital platforms to develop children’s reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills. Developed for preservice teachers, practising teachers and those interested in English literacy teaching and learning, this product includes a range of vignettes drawn from classroom and university practice across Australia, examples that stand to authenticate the learning. Additionally, this product Has respected and updated/current content, mapped to industry standards delivered in a range of customizable formats and affordable price points. Can be delivered via Revel, offering an interactive learning experience available on all devices Is part of a connected collection in the Education portfolio offering a suite of resources across an Education degree in a consistent format and style. Respected authors in the field Used across all levels of Bachelor and Masters Education courses.

Remembrance Day books and other books about war for reading and sharing with students:

1. Remembrance Day: “Lest we forget” / Jill Foran

“Canadian Celebrations provides an exciting look at the events that people take part in during Canada’s major holidays. Each title provides information about the history, symbols, and traditions of these special days.”

2. In Flanders Fields: the story of the poem by John McCrae / Linda Granfield; [illustrated
by] Janet Wilson; with an introduction by Dr. Tim Cook.

“In this award-winning book, the lines of the celebrated poem are interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War (1914-1918) and details of daily life in the trenches in Europe. Also included are accounts of McCrae’s experience in his field hospital and the circumstances that led to the writing of “In Flanders Fields.”

3. On Remembrance Day By Eleanor Creasey

Online link
Permalink book at Education Library

An exploration of Canadian Remembrance Day history, customs, and traditions. Who are the people who offered their lives in war? Why do we remember them? How do we honour their memory?

For children learning about remembrance and the human toll of war, there can be hard questions to answer. This book is meant to answer the questions kids ask about Remembrance Day and to explain how and why we honour the men and women who have served our country. Canada has developed unique ways of honouring and demonstrating respect for its war dead and veterans.

Through every generation there are Canadian families who have lost loved ones to international conflict and war. On Remembrance Day presents the origins, traditions, and customs of Canada’s Remembrance Day in a fashion that is engaging and easy to read.

 

4. Remembrance Day / Molly Aloian

“Each year on November 11th, millions of people in Canada and other countries in the Commonwealth take time to remember the men and women who served their countries during times of war. This book describes how people around the world hold similar services featuring poppies, poems, and special prayers.”

5. Un coquelicot pour se souvenir / Heather Patterson ; [illustrations] Ron Lightburn ; text français de Claudine Azoulay

Un po’me sur l’espoir qu’inspire le coquelicot, qui s’?panouit l? o? la guerre a d’cim? tant d’humains. Ce po’me est le point de d’part d’une vaste campagne qui vise ? aider les victimes de la guerre, tout en rappelant aux autres combien il a fallu de courage pour survivre ? cette p’riode troubl’e.

Moving text coupled with stunning illustrations by Governor General’s Award-winning artist Ron Lightburn explain the symbolism behind the poppy.
A bonus for teachers is the five-page spread all about the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” Canada’s wartime and peacekeeping endeavours, and the adoption of the poppy as our Remembrance Day emblem.

6. A poppy is to remember / Heather Patterson ; [illustrations] Ron Lightburn.

“With soothing words and illustrations aimed specifically at younger readers, children will learn how the bright red poppy became the symbol for honouring those who fought for freedom.

The text is simple and is combined with stunning paintings by award-winning illustrator Ron Lightburn. The familiar poem, “In Flanders Fields,” is included, along with information about the symbolism and history of the poppy and Remembrance Day – all geared towards helping parents and teachers explain the significance of past and present wars and Canada’s peacekeeping missions.”

7. Remembrance Day / Liz Gogerly

Looking back at the First and Second World Wars, this book investigates the origins of Remembrance Day, and how its significance has grown to incorporate conflicts up to the present day. Explaining why we wear poppies, the book goes on to explore what Remembrance Day means for people today and describes the work of the British Legion.

8. Proud as a peacock, brave as a lion / Jane Barclay; illustrated by Renné Benoit

“Much has been written about war and remembrance, but very little of it has been for young children. As questions come from a young grandchild, his grandpa talks about how, as a very young man, he was as proud as a peacock in uniform, busy as a beaver on his Atlantic crossing, and brave as a lion charging into battle”.

9. Hana’s suitcase anniversary album / by Karen Levine

“A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana’s suitcase was sent to her.”

10. Hana’s suitcase / Karen Levine
“In the spring of 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a Holocaust education center in Tokyo, received an empty suitcase from the Auschwitz museum. From the moment she saw it, Fumiko was captivated by the writing on the outside of the suitcase, which identified its owner: “Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind” (the German word for orphan). Children visiting the center were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? Where did she come from? What happened to her? Fueled by their curiosity, Fumiko began a year of detective work, scouring the world for clues.

Writer Karen Levine follows Fumiko in her search, from present-day Japan, Europe and North America back to 1938 Czechoslovakia and the young Hana Brady, a fun-loving child with a passion for ice-skating. Together with Fumiko, we learn of Hana’s loving parents and older brother, George, and discover how the family’s happy life in a small town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis. Full of mystery, Hana’s story comes to life through the eyes of Fumiko and later her brother George, who now lives in Canada. Photographs and original wartime documents enhance a journey that bridges cultures, generations and time. The introduction is by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”

11. The last train: a Holocaust story / by Rona Arato

“The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.

Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos feel insulated from the war — even as it rages all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizens from invasion, but in 1944 Hitler breaks his promise to keep the Nazis out of Hungary.

The Nazi occupation forces the family into situations of growing panic and fear: first into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. Separated from their father, 6-year-old Paul and 11-year-old Oscar must care for their increasingly sick mother, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy amid the horrors of the camp.

In the spring of 1945, the boys see British planes flying over the camp, and a spark of hope that the war will soon end ignites. And then, they are forced onto a dark, stinking boxcar by the Nazi guards. After four days on the train, the boys are convinced they will be killed, but through a twist of fate, the train is discovered and liberated by a battalion of American soldiers marching through Germany.

The book concludes when Paul, now a grown man living in Canada, stumbles upon photographs on the internet of his train being liberated. After writing to the man who posted the pictures, Paul is presented with an opportunity to meet his rescuers at a reunion in New York — but first he must decide if he is prepared to reopen the wounds of his past.
“The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.”

12. To hope and back: the journey of the St. Louis / Kathy Kacer

“Lisa and Sol board the luxury ship St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 1939. Lisa and her family are in first class; Sol and his parents are below in tourist class. The children have mixed feelings–they’re excited to be beginning this voyage to a better life and sad to be leaving their old lives behind. They are Jewish, as are almost all of the 937 passengers on board, and although war has not been officially declared in Europe, the Nazis have been persecuting Jews for years. As they set sail for Cuba, the atmosphere on the ship is optimistic, led by the German captain Gustave Shröder, who is determined to see his passengers to safety. But as they learn that Hitler’s propaganda has turned the country against them, the mood changes to despair. They are turned away–first from Cuba, then the United States, and then Canada.

The story of Lisa and Sol is set against the tragic true history of the St. Louis. Denied entry from port after port, the captain was forced to return his Jewish passengers to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of Sol and Lisa, we see the injustice and heartbreak that were caused by the prejudice and hatred of so many.”

13. No pretty pictures: a child of war / Anita Lobel

‘The beloved Caldecott Honor artist now recounts a tale of vastly different kind — her own achingly potent memoir of a childhood of flight, imprisonment, and uncommon bravery in Nazi-occupied Poland. Anita Lobel was barely five when the war began and sixteen by the time she came to America from Sweden, where she had been sent to recover at the end of the war. This haunting book, illustrated with the author’s archival photographs, is the remarkable account of her life during those years. Poised, forthright, and always ready to embrace life, Anita Lobel is the main character in the most personal story she will ever tell.The beloved Caldecott Honor artist now recounts a tale of vastly different kind — her own achingly potent memoir of a childhood of flight, imprisonment, and uncommon bravery in Nazi-occupied Poland. Anita Lobel was barely five when the war began and sixteen by the time she came to America from Sweden, where she had been sent to recover at the end of the war. This haunting book, illustrated with the author’s archival photographs, is the remarkable account of her life during those years. Poised, forthright, and always ready to embrace life, Anita Lobel is the main character in the most personal story she will ever tell.”

 

14. Faces of courage: young heroes of World War II / by Sally M. Rogow

“Depicts the struggle for survival by brave young people who risked their lives to defy the Nazis. There is Kirsten, a young Danish girl who helped save a group of Jewish children from the clutches of the Nazis. Yojo, a Gypsy teenager, guided downed British pilots over the Pyrenees Mountains to freedom in Spain. Jacques, a blind French teenager, organised a student resistance group called Volunteers of Liberty. The Eidelweiss Pirates were German teenagers who opposed the Hitler Youth and aided homeless Jewish children and runways. And Jacob, a young Pole, concealed his Jewish identity and went to work in a German armament factory. Three of the stories relate the heroics of real people; the others are about fictional characters but are based on documented events..”

15. Rescuing the children: the story of the Kindertransport / by Deborah Hodge

“This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain.

The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.”

16. Passage to freedom: the Sugihara story / written by Ken Mochizuki; illustrated by Dom  Lee; afterword by Hiroki Sugihara

“The true story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Schindler, who, with his family’s encouragement, saved thousands of Jews in Lithuania during World War II.

As a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania in the 1940s, Chiune Sugihara had a chance to help thousands of Jews escape the Holocaust through Japan, but it was against his government’s orders. When his five-year-old son Hiroki asked, If we don’t help them, won’t they die? Sugihara decided to assist the refugees.

Based on Hiroki Sugihara’s own words, Passage to Freedom is the first fully illustrated children’s book to tell Sugihara’s heroic story, highlighting his courageous humanity, and the importance of a child’s opinion in his father’s decision.”

Featured new children’s books for the month of October.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Follow the moon home: a tale of one idea, twenty kids, and a hundred sea turtles / by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So
QL666.C536 C68 2016

Out of the ice: how climate change is revealing the past / written by Claire Eamer; illustrated by Drew Shannon
CC77.I2 E26 2018

Plantcookeat!: a children’s cookbook / Joe Archer and Caroline Craig
TX801 .A73 2018

Featured new resources for the month of October.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

A revolutionary subject : pedagogy of women of color and indigeneity / Lilia D. Monzó.
LC3715 .M66 2019

The digital citizenship handbook for school leaders : fostering positive interactions online / Mike Ribble and Marty Park.
LC1091 .R63 2019

Culturally and linguistically responsive education : designing networks that transform schools / edited by Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, Elizabeth R. Howard.
LC1099.3 .C8434 2019

Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Normally, our Collection Spotlight displays are located on a giant feature wall on the main level of our branch– but things are a little different this year!  We hope to be back to normal soon and are looking forward to seeing you and helping you in person.

In the meantime, please enjoy browsing this online book display of both eBooks you can read online, and physical books you can request using the UBC Library Materials Pick-Up Service.

This month’s Collection Spotlight is “Books for New Teachers.”


Zen teacher: creating focus, simplicity and tranquility in the classroom / Dan Tricarico.
LB2840 .T75 2015


A practical guide to teacher wellbeing / Elizabeth Holmes.
LB2840.2 .H645 2019


See me after class: advice for teachers by teachers / Roxanna Elden. (Great Reads)
LB2844.1.N4 E43 2013


The beginning teacher’s field guide: embarking on your first years / Tina H. Boogren.
LB2844.1.N4 B658 2018


You can do this: hope and help for new teachers / Robyn R. Jackson.
LB1025.3 .J334 2014


The new teacher book: finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom / edited by Terry Burant [and others].


LB2844.1.N4 N476 2010
The first-year teacher’s survival guide: ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day / Julia G. Thompson
ONLINE


Your first year: how to survive and thrive as a new teacher/ Todd Whitaker
ONLINE


101 answers for new teachers and their mentors: effective teaching tips for daily classroom use / Annette Breoux
ONLINE


The first-year English teacher’s guidebook: strategies for success/ Sean Ruday
ONLINE


Progress plain and simple: what every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress / Michael Harpham.
ONLINE


Summer can be a time for rest, but for teachers, it’s also a perfect opportunity for reflection and professional development.

For those looking to digest new information and plan for the coming school year, the following eBooks are all accessible from the comfort of your home:


Harris, B. (2011). Battling boredom: 99 strategies to spark student engagement.

 


Sharples, & Mike. (2019). Practical pedagogy: 40 new ways to teach and learn (1st ed.).

 


Whitaker, T. (2020). What great teachers do differently: Nineteen things that matter most.

 


Mindes, G. (2020). Contemporary challenges in teaching young children: Meeting the needs of all students.

 


Volz, Austin, Higdon, Julia, Lidwell, & William. (2019). The elements of education for teachers: 50 research-based principles every educator should know (1st ed.).

 


Melser, N. A. (2019). Teaching soft skills in a hard world: Skills for beginning teachers.

 


Mansfield, J. (2019). Pedagogical equilibrium: The development of teachers professional knowledge (First ed.).

 


Agarwal, P. K., Bain, P. M., & Wiley (2019). Powerful Teaching: Unleash the science of learning (First ed.).

 


Hicks, T., Hyler, J., & Pangle, W. (2020). Ask, explore, write: An inquiry-driven approach to science and literacy learning (1st ed.).

 


Krebs, D., Zvi, G., & Taylor & Francis  (2020). The genius hour guidebook: Fostering passion, wonder, and inquiry in the classroom (Second ed.).

Subject headings: Effective teaching

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