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Bringing Social Emotional Learning to Life in “Play is the Way”: Connecting Curricular Competencies, Theory, and Practice
Natasha Omori
  • Curriculum
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
2021 Research investigated how the Australian method, Play is the Way® (McCaskill, 2011) can be adapted into routine educational practices of a rural British Columbian school.
Building Belonging for Vulnerable Students: If You Build It, Will They Stay
Johannah Wirzba
  • Leadership
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
2020 A conversation, in the form of a podcast, with a variety of different educators on their personal and professional journeys with belonging.
Equity Times: Decolonizing the 21st century classroom with grace and hope
Eva Koch
  • Curriculum
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Other
2021 Created an educator resource that explored the "how to" of enacting reconciliation in K-12 classrooms in the traditional, unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx.
Meaning-making of student experiences during outdoor exploration time
Tess Perry
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
2019 The purpose of this study was to gather the thoughts and opinions of students and their teachers around the benefits of outdoor exploration time.
Opening the Door: Mindful Teachers and the Mindful Classroom
Morgen MacDonald
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
2020 Examination of mindfulness practices for teachers and how teachers can be the catalyst for the tone and mood of a classroom. Includes mindfulness practices for teachers and students as well as unit plan for introducing mindfulness in the classroom.
Review of Unequal childhoods in Indian context: Relationship between parent engagement/socio economic background and student achievement
Nithasha Premkumar
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Education Policy
2021 The capstone project examines the role parents have in shaping children’s lives in the Indian educational context. The examination will be based on case studies presented in ‘Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life’.