Tamanawis Secondary School students grow plants in personalized pots and look after them throughout the term
Students in a Surrey Secondary School grow plants in personalized pots and look after them throughout the term. Dr. Susan Gerofsky discussed the benefits of the plant project.
Alberta social studies curriculum being tested by a handful of private school teachers only
Dr. Lindsay Gibson gave his comment on the Albertan government’s pilot approach to education curriculum changes.
Meet the education academics reimagining how math is taught
Dr. Cynthia Nicol was recently interviewed by University Affairs and spoke about taking a humanistic approach to teaching K-12 mathematics. Advocates of ‘humanistic math’ are on a mission to help schoolchildren from all backgrounds see the world differently.
Reconciliation Day in B.C.: How should the day be spent?
Dr. Shannon Leddy was recently interviewed by Vancouver Sun and spoke about how non-Indigenous people can enter into the dialogue on decolonization and confront Canada’s difficult history.
Ten schools the VSB should aim to rename
Dr. Lyndsay Gibson together with University of Waterloo PhD student, Mallory Davies, analyzed Vancouver school naming practices over time and identified ten schools for schools the Vancouver School Board should consider renaming.
Majority of British Columbians in new survey say no way to B.C. name change
Dr. Lyndsay Gibson was interviewed on public attitudes toward changing British Columbia’s name.
Improving STEM teacher education in Southeast Asia
The international research of Dr. Samia Khan was being showcased by the Vice Provost International at UBC. The international research project, called MII-STEM, focuses on examining the effectiveness of modelling – a key scientific practice – and how it’s taught to STEM teachers in training.
When should Canadians begin learning about residential schools? Experts say kindergarten
Dr. Shannon Leddy was recently interviewed by the Global News and discussed the age at which children should be taught about Canada’s history with residential schools
Richmond high school adds band class after outcry
Dr. Peter Gouzouasis talked to the Richmond News reporter, of his research paper, “A Population-Level Analysis of Associations Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement,” how it showed that B.C. students who took band, orchestra or choir scored “significantly better” in math, science and English than those not taking music,
A Population-Level analysis of associations between school music participation and academic achievement
Dr. Peter Gouzouasis had a discussion with host, Jawn Jang, of his research paper, “A Population-Level Analysis of Associations Between School Music Participation and Academic Achievement.”
Tips for online learning and what we have learned one year into COVID-19
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was interviewed by Spice Radio on the topic of online education and how to engage students in learning. She also mentioned the UBC Physics Olympics during the interview.
Spring Break: 5 simple COVID-safe things to do with your kids in Metro Vancouver
Dr. Susan Gerofsky was interviewed by Vancouver Sun and gave several suggestions for keeping kids busy in Metro Vancouver this spring break. “Since none of us can travel around the province or abroad, let’s travel around our neighbourhoods,” she said.
Gathering spaces for Indigenous students strengthen connections and sense of belonging
Dr. Shannon Leddy was interviewed by CBC and talked about the importance for Indigenous students to have somewhere to go to be themselves and experience a sense of acceptance.
Home economics an overlooked part of the climate solution
Dr. Kerry Renwick was interviewed by National Observer journalist, Marc Fawcett-Atkinson on the role that home economics education can play in promoting food and food system choices that help combat climate change.
Faculty of Education tackles a teaching conundrum
Dr. Andrea Webb was interviewed by UBC Today and talked about the challenges of modelling effective pedagogy in teacher education programs during a pandemic.
The good, bad and ugly of the COVID school year
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was interviewed by Vancouver Sun journalist, Lori Culbert on the challenges of K-12 students and their families during the pandemic.
High schoolers, educators worry condensed schedules will bring ‘information overload’
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was interviewed by CBC’s Jessica Wong on the topic of changes to school year during the pandemic (e.g., quarters instead of semesters) and their impact on student achievement.
First years adjust to university online
The Ubyssey newspaper interviewed Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin on the topic of teaching during the pandemic.
Q&A | Everything you want to know about back-to-school
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was invited by CBC Morning Live Show with Heather Hiscox to join panel as an online education expert and answer questions about back-to-school.
What do you have to know about back-to-school and COV-19
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin joined guest host Richard Cloutier to discuss the myths about face-to-face and online education, and concerns about back-to-school plans across Canada.
Challenges of online education
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was interviewed by Spice Radio on the topic of new academic year and how the parents can support their children.
Values of outdoor learning within a COVID-19 safe education plan
Dr. Hartley Banack discussed with Margaret Gallagher on CBC radio (BC Today) the values of Outdoor Learning within a Covid Safe Education Plan, in addition to answering questions from people who called in.
Alberta government handpicks new school curriculum advisers
Dr. Lindsay Gibson was quoted about the history curriculum introduced by the NDP government and the big knowledge gap when reviewing the curriculum.
What challenges does online learning present for kids and families?
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin discussed with Adam Stirling on C-FAX 1070 (iHeart) radio the challenges that online learning presents for kids and families and how we can overcome them.
Massive outbreaks in Israeli schools a ‘cautionary tale’ for Canada
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin spoke about the differences between Canada and Israel that could lead to different outcomes when students return to school.
Centralized virtual schools and synchronous delivery: How remote learning is shaping up for fall
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin talked to CBC’s Jessica Wong and shares insights on the future of remote learning and how it is shaping the coming year in K-12 schools. She also reflects on how teachers might engage students online.
We can learn lessons from the streets
Dr. E. Wayne Ross spoke to Documento–a newspaper in Athens, Greece– about uprisings against police violence in the United States.
Education during the time of COVID-19
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin discussed talk with Shreyas Patankar and Mrigas Das from Cofactor Conversation Lab the outlook, challenges, and opportunities for education as our society learns to live with the pandemic. Ultimately, educators, parents, and policy-makers must work together to create new opportunities and innovations in education appropriate for our new normal.
WATCH — What’s your homeschooling style? Planner or free spirit?
Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin talked to a young CBC Radio – Kids News correspondent Alexia Sabau about effective strategies to study during the pandemic.
Could the school year be over because of coronavirus?
Jason Markusoff from Maclean’s Magazine interviewed Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin on the challenges of learning during the pandemic and how we should not stop learning.
COVID-19: What should social distancing look like with kids?
Dr. Susan Gerofsky said parents should “take time to be present”, “notice the natural world”, and and learn something together with their child, finding time before or after work or on their lunch break.