Literacy today: The knowns and unknowns of learning to read – Phi Delta Kappan Journal, May 2022

This issue of Phi Delta Kappan attempts to sort through the arguments in the reading wars for the best practices for literacy development in children today.

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May 17, 2022 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Equity Every Day – Educational Leadership, February 2022

This issue of Educational Leadership focuses on improving equity in schools.

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May 11, 2022 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Outdoor Education – Resource Guide, 2022

Ready to take your students outside for some outdoor learning experience? Take a look at the Outdoor Education Resource Guide (2022) from the TDSB Professional Library to find out some helpful ideas, activities and strategies to make the outdoor learning experience more fun and engaging for your kids.

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March 28, 2022 at 9:25 am Leave a comment

Reading Instruction in the early years: Educational Leadership Special Issue

What are some of the effective reading instructions? This issue of Educational Leadership is all about reading instructions at the early years.

Educational Leadership, Feb 2020

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March 25, 2022 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Math teaching and learning: read the latest NCTM journal articles online!

The eJournal Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 (2020-) is available full-text to TDSB staff via TDSB Professional Library.

If you are inside TDSB network or VPN, you can seamlessly access the journal directly from NCTM. If you are outside TDSB network or VPN, please contact professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca to request journal articles to be sent by email.

How to access the former NCTM Journals that merged into the new title?

  • Mathematics Teacher, Teaching Children mathematics, Mathematics in the Middle Schools have all merged into the new NCTM journal since 2020
  • The archival issues (up to 2019) of the former journals can be accessed when outside TDSB network or VPN from JSTOR using bit.ly/PLpasswords

Need any help accessing this NCTM journal or gathering articles and resources on a topic? Please give a shout out to the Professional Library where the education specialist Librarians are waiting to assist you.

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February 24, 2022 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Accessing National Council of Teachers of English (NTCE) Journals for TDSB educators

Looking for literacy articles to support your professional learning or instruction? Then start with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) journals available to staff to view in full text via the TDSB Professional Library.

NCTE Journals

  • Language Arts  NCTE
  • Voices from the Middle  NCTE
  • English Journal  NCTE
  • English Education  NCTE
  • Talking Points   NCTE   EBSCO
  • English Leadership Quarterly  NCTE   EBSCO
  • Research in the Teaching of English  NCTE   EBSCO
  • College Composition and Communication  NCTE
  • College English  NCTE  
  • Teaching English in the Two-Year College  NCTE

How to access the NCTE Journals?

  • All the above NCTE journals can be accessed directly from NCTE when you are in a TDSB school/location or connected to the TDSB VPN
  • When you are outside the TDSB network, please contact the Professional Library to obtain any articles from the NCTE journals that are only accessible via NCTE
  • Some NCTE journals are also available in the journal database, EBSCO
  • If you are prompted to enter an EBSCO username and password for access please use the TDSB Professional Library Password page

If you have any questions about accessing the NCTE journals or would like some assistance with any journal article searching, please reach out to the TDSB Professsional Library where the PL librarians will be very happy to help you find your articles.

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February 15, 2022 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

New eBooks for Spring at your TDSB Professional Library

Check out our 30 newest eBooks for TDSB Staff: PL New eBooks March 2021

Our featured titles are:
Partnering with parents in elementary school math : a guide for teachers and leaders
The anti-racist writing workshop: how to decolonize the creative classroom
Dive into deep learning: tools for engagement
Five practices for equity-focused school leadership

Through a child’s eyes: how classroom design inspires learning and wonder
The Distance learning playbook for school leaders: leading engagement and impact in any setting

Especially chosen for educators in virtual schools, and for our on-site staff who love the ease of 24/7 eBook access.

Watch our 3-minute video on Professional Library eBooks to learn more, or read the instructions below.

eBooks can be accessed via our  ebooks Pinterest Board (Pinterest account required) or directly from a search of the Library Catalogue (always use your Catalogue Login at top right of screen using the padlock icon before you begin).

Simple steps to access eBooks on our Pinterest Board:

  1. Tip: it’s easiest if you Login to the Library Catalogue in your browser before you go to Pinterest.
  2. Select an eBook from the ebooks Pinterest Board by clicking on the image of the eBook.
  3. Click on the image again which takes you to the book record in the Library Catalogue .
  4. Click on the Click here to access link in the Catalogue.   If you are prompted for a password it can be found at:  bit.ly/PLpasswords  NOTE: If you’re not already logged into the Library Catalogue within your browser before you start,  you will need to backtrack a bit  — Login at top right of screen using the padlock icon and then go back again to the Pinterest board and click on the image for the book you want to read. 
  5. Read the eBook online or temporarily download a chapter at a time for offline reading (you may have more than one option, depending on the publisher: PDF, EPUB or HTML format).

NOTE: Some of our eBooks have limited numbers of copies available, and we do not yet have a PLACE HOLD function, if all the copies of the title you want are currently in use please try again later.

Please Contact Us if you have any trouble accessing our eBooks or want to learn more about download options. For our on-site Educators we also have a growing collection of new print books that you can request for loan by courier delivery to your school.

March 15, 2021 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Treaties Recognition Week 2020 – First Week of November

#TDSB celebrates Treaties Recognition Week which falls in the first week of November.

This annual event honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture these relationships. Government of Ontario

Here are select Online Resources to support your lessons and activities on Treaties Recognition Week:

Internet

Videos (TDSB Virtual Library Passwords)

eBooks via TDSB Virtual Library (TDSB Virtual Library Passwords)

Check out all the resources in PL Resource Guide: Treaties Recognition Week (First Week of November)

TDSB Professional Library is here to serve you online, and we have started to circulating our books to TDSB locations. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us to help you with your information needs.

October 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Orange Shirt Day 2020 -September 30

Orange Shirt Day is observed on September 30 this year to provide an “opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.”

The following sites contain classroom lesson ideas and activities to mark the day:

eBooks on Residential Schools:
Passwords are found in http://bit.ly/VLpasswords

Resource guides to check out:
Includes books and eBooks, articles, streamed media and internet resources

Mediagraphy on Residential Schools: https://bit.ly/3c0VsE2
Includes streaming media, ebooks, DVD, novel sets in English and French covering all age levels

TDSB Professional Library is here to serve you online, and we are planning to resume print circulation shortly. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us to help you with your information needs.

September 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Self-Care for Teachers

This September is not just another start to the school year. It’s starting the most unprecedented and challenging school year most of us have ever known, due to the pandemic.

Now, more than ever, teachers need self-care strategies to stay strong physically, mentally and socially. Here are some strategies and tips, drawn from the links below, for teachers to enhance their self-care during this unusual school year.

We can’t control the situation. But we can control how we respond.
If we take control, plan our days and our time and our actions, then we can

feel more powerful. We can do something. We grow stronger.
Mindful Teachers

Physical Self-Care

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy with more home cooked meals and mindfully
  • Sleep well with a regular sleep routine as well as regular exercise and healthy diet
  • Take breaks from tasks and screen to move and stretch your body and rest your eyes

Mental Self-Care

  • Set aside some personal time to decompress, reflect and recharge your mental energy
  • Go for a refreshing walk to appreciate nature and shift your focus away from your anxious thoughts
  • Be grateful and appreciate what’s good around you to focus on the positive
  • Seek opportunities to learn new skills to improve your pedagogical skills
  • Celebrate your accomplishments with your colleagues, and your students
  • Accept that things are always changing – adapt as best as you can

Social Self-Care

  • Take care of important relationships in your life
  • Stay connected to your family and friends via social media or even phone
  • Have a confidant at school with whom you can share or unload your week’s trials, tribulations, and small or large student academic or behavior victories

Sources

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September 3, 2020 at 4:33 pm 1 comment

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