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Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 2 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 2 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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Friendly Fire

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
In 2002, two American fighter pilots, Major Harry…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
In 2002, two American fighter pilots, Major Harry Schmidt and Major William Umbach, killed four Canadian soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan, because the pilots mistakenly thought the Canadian soldiers were shooting at them. Their court defense attributed the pilots’ actions to the Air Force-issued stimulant drugs they were taking at the time. The pilots had been taking the stimulant Dexedrine during the flight, under the standard-order guidelines of their commander. Today, when pilots are finished with their missions, they are provided with Ambien or Restoril, the “no-pills,” to bring them down and help them sleep and adjust after defying the body’s circadian rhythms and altering neurotransmitter levels with amphetamines. The lawyer for Major Schmidt noted that the depressant sleep aid Ambien, which was given to Schmidt to help him sleep before the mission, also affected his mental state when he bombed the Canadians.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
iMinds
drugs and war
drug literacy
substance use
drug education
drugs in the military
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions Social Justice 12 Big ideas • Social Justice Issues are interconnected • The causes of social injustice are complex and have lasting impact on society Competencies • Use inquiry processes and skills to: ask; gather; interpret; and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Asses and compare the significance of people, events, and developments at particular times and places, and examine what it reveals about social justice issues (significance) • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content, origins, purposed and context of multiple sources and multiple perspectives (evidence) • Determine and assess the long and short term causes and consequences of an event, legislative and judicial decision, development, policy, and movement (cause and consequence) • Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources (ethical judgment) • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present after considering the historical context and standards of right and wrong at the time (ethical judgment)
Duration
60-75 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2017
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Nurturing Resilience: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 2 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 2 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It is about the concept of resilience, and it helps build the capacity to nurture students’ (and others’) ability to adapt to adversity. The readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. The suggested discussion questions and activities are designed to help you engage with the material. You are encouraged to pursue other questions that might present themselves or experiment with other activities. The important thing is to engage with the ideas through an intentional process of inquiry. The material is arranged as a 4-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs.
Subject
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning resource
nurturing resilience
philosophical inquiry
inquiry guide
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-resilience-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It is about the concept of resilience, and it helps build the capacity to nurture students’ (and others’) ability to adapt to adversity. The readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. The suggested discussion questions and activities are designed to help you engage with the material. You are encouraged to pursue other questions that might present themselves or experiment with other activities. The important thing is to engage with the ideas through an intentional process of inquiry.
Duration
Several hours (with potential for more)
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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The Power of Breathing

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced throug…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced through yoga poses, to physical and emotional benefits. This lesson plan uses a child-friendly illustrated book of yoga poses but it could also be paired with another Heart-Mind Online resource, Yoga in the Classroom for a more formal routine using mats.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Mindfulness
Self-Regulation
Yoga
Stress
Anxiety
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-the-power-of-breathing
Learning Standards
Students will be able to: identify what happens to their body when stressed or anxious (physically and emotionally), practice deep breathing techniques (using yoga poses), recognize how and when deep breathing can be used to calm the body and mind
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Questioning Gender Expectations

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 3 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 3 years ago
Description
This lesson will explore the expectations we have around gender, and reinforce the notion that no one should feel confined by these expectations or teased /put down because of them.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
SOGI
LGBTQ
Gender
gender identity
gender diversity
teasing
bullying
name-calling
URLs
http://www.sogieducation.org
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
Learning Standards
ELA 2/3 - The role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity ELA 4/5 - Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world PHE 2/3 - Identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity PHE 4/5 - Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity
Duration
2 x 40 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to explore the topic in class. This lesson uses the story "Red: A Crayon's Story" to talk about feelings and attitudes that people could have in various situations. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different
Subject
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
Diversity
Identity
Gender
Bullying
Feelings
Learning Standards
Personal Awareness & Responsibility I can sometimes recognize emotions. I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions Social Responsibility I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world. I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour. I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.
Duration
2 or 3 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 16, 2017
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SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 10 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 10 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students. The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
ProD
Gender
Social Justice
URLs
https://bc.sogieducation.org/pro-d
Learning Standards
This 90-minute module is designed for educators who have completed the foundational SOGI 1 2 3 learning modules and are looking for a deeper SOGI-inclusive learning experience.
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 30, 2019
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Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017

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