Exploring Indigenous Student Sense of Belonging in a Saskatchewan High School

Researchers: Raquel Oberkirsch and Melanie Press NORA’S SPECIAL DIRECTED CALL The proposed participatory action research explores Indigenous students’ experiences of belonging at a Saskatchewan high school over one school year. We will examine the effects of implementing culturally relevant initiatives such as a beading club, painting workshops with local Indigenous Read more…

Pandemic “Thrivers;” Investigating the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Thriving Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020-2022

Ivy Armstrong – researcher With this case study, we propose interviewing up to five teachers from one Saskatchewan school division who describe themselves as having thrived throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will also ask those connected to these ‘pandemic thrivers,’ including their administrators, colleagues, students, and students’ families, to Read more…

Nurturing Emergent Literacy in Play-Based Outdoor Education: An Exploration of the Learning Journey of a Kindergarten/Grade 1 Class in Forest School

Denise Heppner, Tirzah Reilkoff Leaders in education are wondering if the COVID-19 pandemic will nudge educators to explore the benefits of outdoor education. This research will take up that challenge and delve into the aspects of literacy learning that are fostered by participation within an outdoor educational context (Forest School), Read more…