43rd Annual Saskatchewan Reading Conference
March 29–30, 2012
David Alexander Robertson will be speaking at the Annual Saskatchewan Reading Conference. David will take an in-depth look at how the graphic novel can be used in the classroom and why it is such an excellent tool for educators. He will also discuss why the graphic novel is an ideal forum for sharing the Aboriginal experience with students. David will be presenting two sessions on Friday, March 30, at the Delta Regina, Lombardy Room C at 10:30-11:30 am and again at 1:15-2:15 pm.
For more information about this conference, please visit www.saskreading.org.
For more information about author David Alexander Robertson, please visit www.pandmpress.com.
P&M Press is pleased to announce that Achieving Aboriginal Student Success is approved for teachers by School District #36 (Surrey, BC).
The resource was evaluated through a formalized school district learning resource local approval process. The process is based on specific criteria developed by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and includes content, instructional design, technical design, and social considerations.
To view inside or order a copy of Achieving Aboriginal Student Success please visit www.pandmpress.com.
Ideas for Presenting Difficult Content
Starleigh Grass writes in her blog, Twinkle’s Happy Place, that Sugar Falls
…does an excellent job of handing difficult material. It’s important for youth to understand the struggles that Aboriginal people have faced in order to survive and to read survival stories. This is based on a true story and the main character, Betsy, is definitely a role model. I would include this book in my classroom at the secondary level. Whether or not you choose to include this material depends on your own ability to navigate the policies in your district regarding difficult material in the classroom and your own comfort level…
Starleigh generously presents questions that can act as a springboards to discussion for your classroom. You can find these questions in her blog by clicking on www.twinkleshappyplace.blogspot.com.