Previous Issues

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Developing a Framework for Enhancing Student Learning Using the Spirals of Inquiry Framework

This how an administrative team worked within their district's Framework for Enhancing Student Learning and used the Spirals of Inquiry process to support their staff and students to delve into the redesigned BC curriculum.


Author(s): Christel Brautigam

Spirals of a Classroom Teacher: Creating efficient learning cultures

Spirals of an in-class teacher outlines the process developed to implement Spirals of Inquiry in a high-school semester setting. This article is meant to read as a narrative about how the author executed an efficient Spiral of inquiry inquiry in his classroom.


Author(s): Thomas Lowe

Deeper Learning in The Delta School District’s Fine Arts Academies

Academies disrupt the way we assess, the way we grade, the way we teach, who teaches, who’s in the class, where we have class, and even the school schedule itself is susceptible to disruption. Academies are systems changing programs.


Author(s): Paige Hansen

From Meaningful Learning to Deeper Learning: Perspectives on Knowledge Construction

Reflections of a teaching high school principal on learning strategies, student engagement and leadership within the context of knowledge, deep learning and how best to navigate the redesigned curriculum.


Author(s): Paul Hembling

Symmetry and Emergence: Coherence, Collaboration, and Curiosity … A Journey

We embarked on a transformation journey approximately ten years ago. But the question remains: how do we embed transformational learning into our learning communities.


Author(s): Lynn Archer

Rethinking French Immersion

The streamlining and the filtering that currently exists within French immersion schools is not promoting a culture of difference and it is robbing our students from the varied experiences they get from interacting with difference.


Author(s): Desiree Dallaire

The Story of Us

A narrative account of how a community changed its educators and their professional practice.


Author(s): Gretchen Vogelsang

Story Studios

Strong practice acknowledges that all of our educational choices build community and engagement or, conversely, tear it down. See how Story Studios is building community as a strong literacy approach.


Author(s): Claire D'Aoust

Beyond the Knee Jerk Reaction

Teaching students how to make good decisions by using a decision skill framework grounded in the decision sciences means giving them the opportunity to engage in nuanced civil discourse. This approach to engagement around difficult, divisive, and complex conversations as we strive, globally, to address complex problems is necessary.


Author(s): Kristen Vogel

Antique Clocks, Horology, and Teacher Leadership

How do education leaders best support building capacity while validating the work of both formal and informal leaders in their systems? In this article, Todd Manuel will describe a leadership series run in School District 67 that emphasizes leadership as a shared responsibility, not as a rank. Meeting over eight Saturday mornings over the past year and a half, thirty educators have committed to being part of this project.


Author(s): Todd Manuel

Becoming the leader you want to follow: Finding the courage to truly lead

Research confirms quality leadership and quality learning are directly correlated. Supporting a school community to truly thrive, today’s transformational leader requires an abundance of courage. In this capacity, courage can be considered at three levels, each cultivated by five distinct voices.


Author(s): Wendy Macken

Social-Emotional Learning Informed Leadership Development

Attached is a combined academic/narrative style of submission. The author has attempted to provide provide a personal account of her TELP experiences, current research within this area and how this relates to her inquiry interest area on the topic of social emotional learning and leadership development.


Author(s): Heather Rose

Assessment for Learning: We’re Not Done Yet!!!

The powerful impacts of Assessment for Learning (AfL) have a deep evidence base. Despite this research being available for decades, Dr. Lorna Earl worries that we have barely started the AfL journey, that we have become complacent and are skimming the belief systems and practices that will fulfil the promise of AfL. Could a national network make th


Author(s): Lorna Earl

Why should we care about informal leadership?

There is no doubt there are different levels of leadership and that within any given school there will be individuals who have characteristics of a traditional leader; but it is the emerging leader, the influencer, who takes center stage in this story.


Author(s): Rachelle Buch Goncalves

Harnessing the Power of Middle Leadership

Leadership can take many forms. This paper outlines early lessons learned in a case study featuring a committed group of formal leaders embarking on a collaborative inquiry journey, organized and facilitated by a teacher-leader.


Author(s): Brian Davidson

A Journey of Inquiry, Growth and Passion

What does it take to be a teacher who scans their learners, learning environment, and their own practice with curiosity and a eagerness to learn? Using the characteristics of an Inquiry Teacher, as defined in her upcoming book with Trevor Mackenzie, Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt frames the transformations that she and her students experienced.


Author(s): Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt

Tricksters As Transformative Teachers

The work of story, in our lives and in our learning, shapes our way of being. In this paper, Jana Fox shares how she most recently experienced the power of story during an exploration about how Indigenous ways of knowing and being inform her role as an Indigenous person and educator. Read to find out how she came to know Trickster as her teacher.


Author(s): Jana Fox

Supporting Low Achievement Math Learners in Grade 8: Creating programs to support student transition

Students who find themselves two or more grade levels below their peers require additional, intentional programming to be successful. This paper explores programs implemented at Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver, programs that attempt to build scaffolds and supports to allow students to catch up on and fill in the gaps of their learning.


Author(s): Brigitte Gerandol

Side-by-Side Learning: A Case Study using the Spiral of Inquiry to Lead Learning for Students, Educators, and School Districts

This paper explores the impact of a collaborative inquiry framework on student and educators' learning in a small, rural secondary school. Powerful transformations can take place when teachers embrace research-informed practices, developing their capacity as a community of learners to embrace meaningful learning.


Author(s): Deborah Koehn

Leading at the School Level: Establishing a Culture of Curiosity

If we believe changing outcomes for students depends on teacher learning, then we must cultivate a culture of learning in our schools. In doing so, a leader’s focus shifts from managing the building to designing learning environments in which the adults move from being employees to being learners. Here is how one school made this shift.


Author(s): Barb Hamblett

Academic Service Learning: Empowering Students to take Action

Looking under the rug, so to speak, can be a humbling experience. Doing so as a staff can be powerful and instructive. We looked under the rug and found some pretty enlightening truths. This article explores how Academic Service Learning can increase students' intellectual engagement in learning.


Author(s): Aaron Akune