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Inquiry-based early learning environments : creating, supporting, and collaborating / Susan Stacey.

Call Number:LB1139.23 .S727 2019 

Teach like yourself : how authentic teaching transforms our students and ourselves / Gravity Goldberg.

Call Number:LB1025.3 .G647 2019 

Lab class : professional learning through collaborative inquiry and student observation / Lisa Cranston.

Call Number:LB1731 .C675 2019 

Worth a thousand words : using graphic novels to teach visual and verbal literacy / Meryl J. Jaffe and Talia Hurwich.

Call Number:LB1044.9.C59 J35 2019 


Dear Faculty and Instructors,

UBC Library is pleased to offer a Syllabus Service in conjunction with Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR). The Syllabus Service allows you to submit your syllabus directly to UBC Library so we can add your readings and other learning resources[1] to LOCR, which is integrated with Canvas.

Faculty and instructors who prefer the self-serve model may continue to manually input course reserves requests into LOCR. However, the new Syllabus Service provides a complementary full-service option that relieves users of the need to enter bibliographic data into the system. Both services ensure that readings and other learning resources are made available to students while respecting Canadian copyright law and existing UBC licensing agreements and policies.

How to submit a syllabus?

Simply email a copy of your syllabus to as a Word or PDF document.

We expect a basic syllabus to include the following:

  • The course name and course code
  • Your name and contact information
  • Full citations for works, including page numbers where applicable
  • Loan period for physical items you want to put in course reserves collection (2hr, 1 day, or 3 days)
  • Request for new purchases for the Library collections (only if applicable)

Library staff will add items to LOCR, obtain reading materials, secure licences where necessary, and upload the content on your behalf.

Important Dates

While most readings can be cleared in a matter of days, acquiring permissions from publishers can sometimes be a lengthy process. To ensure that the course material is available on the first day of class, it is recommended that instructors submit their syllabi by the following dates:

Fall 2019: July 15th, 2019

Winter 2020: November 15th, 2019

Instructors may continue to submit reading lists at any time. Materials will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Material is Ready

Your course material will be available in LOCR as a single list (articles, eBooks, chapter/excerpts, web pages, and media resources).

You and your students can access course material either through the standalone LOCR site,, or via the Library Online Course Reserves link in the Canvas course shell.

LOCR will also generate a direct link to your course material in “Instructor Mode.” You may share this link with your students any way you like (email, blog, LMS), as it will work only for enrolled students for that particular course.

Physical items will be put in the course reserves collection of your preferred library branch for the duration of the course.

If you have any questions, or need more information about the service, please contact us at

[1] Course reserves is designed for published works. If you would like to share your lecture slides, notes or handouts with students, you should post these types of files directly within your course site in the learning management system

Here are a few photos from the event, Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling: Teaching Through Telling, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 during Congress 2019.


The latest collection spotlight is up! Visit UBC Education Library’s display: June is National Indigenous History Month!

Connections to the Curriculum:

In BC’s K-12 curriculum, First Peoples content, perspectives, and Principles of Learning are acknowledged and affirmed through Big Ideas, Core Competencies, rationale statements, and learning standards. Teachers are encouraged to center the place and communities in which they teach in order to embed Aboriginal knowledge and worldviews in meaningful ways.

From the Overview of the BC Curriculum: “British Columbia’s education transformation therefore incorporates the Aboriginal voice and perspective by having Aboriginal expertise at all levels, ensuring that Aboriginal content is a part of the learning journey for all students….An important goal in integrating Aboriginal perspectives into curricula is to ensure that all learners have opportunities to understand and respect their own cultural heritage as well as that of others.”


From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:

BC’s education system also has an important role to play in responding to the TRC’s Calls to Actions. The following are two of the calls to action identified in Education for Reconciliation:

62 i: Calls upon all levels of government to consult and collaborate with Aboriginal peoples and residential school survivors to “Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students” (pg. 7).

63 i: Calls upon Ministers of Education with regards to “Developing and implementing Kindergarten to Grade Twelve curriculum and learning resources on Aboriginal peoples in Canadian history, and the history and legacy of residential schools (pg. 7).

You can read all of the TRC Calls to Action at


Resources for BC Educators:

First Nations Education Steering Committee. (n.d.). Learning First Peoples classroom resources. Retrieved from

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2015). Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives in the classroom: Moving forward. Retrieved from


British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2006). Shared learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal content K-10. Retrieved from



Teaching Through Telling: The RavenSpace Publishing Project

Date and time: June 4 from 9 am – 3:30 pm

Location: UBC Education Library, 2125 Main Mall (inside Neville Scarfe Education Building)

This multimodal event showcases stories – oral, visual, and virtual storytelling on display all day! Come hear stories, and learn about how to use storytelling in the classroom. From 9-11 learn about Musqueam culture through a blend of storytelling and animation with “Musqueam Stories Transformed.” From 1:30-3, learn how to use storytelling in the classroom with a multimodal display in “Teachings for the Classroom – Connecting the BC New Curriculum to As I Remember It.”

Throughout the day, browse the exhibition of Indigenous children’s literature and take a break with some refreshments.

Speakers include:

  • Elsie Paul (lead author As I Remember It)
  • Paige Raibmon (UBC History Department and co-author of As I Remember It)
  • Liz Krieg (Aboriginal education specialist contributing to As I Remember It)
  • Dave Shott (Lantern Films producer collaborating with author groups to create animations for Musqueam Stories Transformed and As I Remember It)


Click on the book cover below to find it in the UBC Library catalogue.

Interested in these or other books on this topic? Try doing a search with the terms  “school counseling” or ” school counselling”

Require more assistance? Please ask at the Library Service Desk or contact

We’re here to help!

School counseling practicum and internship : 30 essential lessons / Helen S. Hamlet.

Call Number:LB1027.5 .H324 2017 


Fulfilling the promise : reimagining school counseling to advance student success / Mandy Savitz-Romer.

Call Number:LB1620.5 .S2694 2019 

Guidance and counselling for children and adolescents in schools / Namita Ranganathan, Professor, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi, Toolika Wadhwa, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, University of Delhi.

Call Number:LB3430 .R366 2017 


School mental health services for adolescents / edited by Judith R. Harrison, Brandon K. Schultz, and Steven W. Evans.

Call Number:LB3430 .S4546 2017 

Why we drop out” : understanding and disrupting student pathways to leaving school / Deborah L. Feldman, Antony T. Smith, Barbara L. Waxman ; foreword by Camille Farrington.

Call Number:LC142 .F45 2017 


Click on the book cover below to find it in the UBC Library catalogue.

Interested in these or other books on this topic? Try doing a search with the terms  “mathematics” and “teaching.”

Require more assistance? Please ask at the Library Service Desk or contact

We’re here to help!

Visible learning for mathematics, grades K-12 : what works best to optimize student learning / John Hattie, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, with Linda M. Gojak, Sara Delano Moore, and William Mellman, foreword by Diane J. Briars.

Call Number:QA16 .H38 2017 

Yes, but why? : teaching for understanding in mathematics / Ed Southall.

Call Number:QA11.2 .S687 2017 

Math for real life : teaching practical uses for algebra, geometry and trigonometry / Jim Libby.

Call Number:QA135.6 .L54 2017 

Daily routines to jump-start math class. Middle school : engage students, improve number sense, and practice reasoning / John J. SanGiovanni, Eric Milou.

Call Number:QA135.6 .S2575 2019 

Teaching mathematics using popular culture : strategies for common core instruction from film and television / Elana Reiser.

Call Number:QA11 .R426 2015 

We reason & we prove for ALL mathematics : building students’ critical thinking, Grades 6-12 / Fran Arbaugh [and four others].

Call Number:QA11.2 .A73 2019 

Challenging mathematical tasks : unlocking the potential of all students / Peter Sullivan.

Call Number:QA135.6 .S65 2018 



Drop by and have a look at UBC Education Library’s highlighted resources supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art + Design) & Math.




















The latest collection spotlight is up!  Visit UBC Education Library’s Body Talk display featuring children’s books with a human anatomy or physiology theme.

Connections to the BC Curriculum:

An understanding of the human body is essential in its relation to the Personal Awareness & Responsibility Core Competency which states:

“Personal awareness and responsibility include the skills, strategies, and dispositions that help students to stay healthy and active, set goals, monitor progress, regulate emotions, respect their own rights and the rights of others, manage stress, and persevere in difficult situations. Students who demonstrate personal awareness and responsibility demonstrate self-respect and express a sense of personal well-being.

Knowledge of the human body is tied to both physical and health literacy and, according to the BC Physical and Health Education Rationale, “Bringing together components of both physical and health education complements First Peoples perspectives and worldviews that recognize the importance of balancing all components of well-being to maintain a healthy and safe way of life.”


Big Ideas

“Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves” (Physical and Health Education, Kindergarten-Gr. 1)

“Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.” (Physical and Health Education)

“Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.” (Physical and Health Education, Gr. 4-5)


To find more library resources that explore anatomy and the human body, try the following search terms in the Library catalogue:

“human body”

“human anatomy”

physiology OR “human physiology”

For teaching resources, add search term “study and teaching”

For non-fiction for children and young adults, add the search term “juvenile literature”

For fiction for children and young adults, add the search term “juvenile fiction”

“One Earth: Spotlight on Sustainability” Collection Spotlight is up. Books featured in this display include topics such as: Sustainability, Ecology, Environmentalism, “environmental protection”, “conservation of natural resources”, “climate change” or “climate changes,” and climatology.

You can also find UBC Education Library’s “Curriculum Connections” handout (available below and on the display) showing the links between these books and the BC Curriculum.

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