The Life Cycle of a Salmon: Robotics and 3D Printing in Grade Two

by Amber D. Hartwell


Amber Hartwell is teacher, specialized in Social Studies and Educational Technology. In13 years of teaching, she has been fortunate to work with students of all ages and grade levels. Currently, she is a teacher librarian for the Central Okanagan School District. Her role includes advancing the pedagogy and philosophy of the Learning Commons, while working with teachers to improve instructional design through innovative teaching and learning. Her role promotes co-teaching and co-planning to engage students in relevant and authentic learning opportunities.


A Primer for Doing Teacher Action Research: Teachers as Bricoleurs

by Jim Parsons

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta



Reciprocating Interventions

by Renae Stevenson

Renae Stevenson is an active police officer in Abbotsford, BC, with more than 20 years of investigative experience and 15 years of coaching experience with youth in community sports. Prior to policing, she was a youth worker. She is trained as a mindfulness teacher from UC San Diego's School of Medicine (MBSR), holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Alberta, and completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Trinity Western University in 2018.




Educational Action Research as a Global Competence in a Digital World

by Thomas G. Ryan

Thomas G. Ryan, Professor of Graduate Studies - Nipissing University 



Increasing Completion and Reducing Drop-out Rates by Enhancing Social Connectedness in High School

By Sandra L. Dame, David Peat, John Burger

Sandra L. Dame, PhD.
Clinical Supervisor
Alberta Health Services

David Peat, PhD.
Transformational Education, Inc.
Comox, BC 


Trust and Leadership in Rural Education

By Maria Telford


Maria Telford is a small town girl at heart. She grew up in the Cariboo on a farm just outside of 100 Mile House, a small rural community in the interior of British Columbia with vast lakes, wildlife and outdoor recreation. After graduating from high school, she moved to Kamloops and attended the University College of the Cariboo where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. After completing her teaching degree, she returned to the Cariboo to teach in elementary education, where she has been living and working ever since. Currently, she is in her sixth year of administration and has recently earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Vancouver Island University. This article is a summary of her research.