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Relationships
Make the Difference

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Relationships Make the Difference

BY PAT TROTTIER

Relationships Make the Difference goes well beyond how to establish parental support and communication. With its lessons and reproducibles on moral qualities like kindness, respect, empathy, fairness, self-control, tolerance and conscientiousness, it offers a wealth of helpful suggestions to meet socio-emotional requirements, and helps ensure the growth of enduring positive relationships among teachers, students and parents.

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Making it Right

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Making it Right

BY MARILEE PETERS

Retribution and punishment are not the only ways to mete out justice. Restorative justice, truth and reconciliation, sentencing circles, conferencing and even pardons have all been explored in various cultures over time. Making it Right explores all those and more alternative approaches to conflict resolution.

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Fight to Learn

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Fight to Learn

BY LAURA SCANDIFFIO

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that everyone has the right to an education, and although the declaration also states elementary education should be free, millions of children worldwide are denied that basic privilege.

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Powerful Readers

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Powerful Readers

BY KYLA HADDEN AND ADRIENNE GEAR

Powerful reading is reading with thought and intent, so that the reader becomes metacognitive, or aware of their thinking as they read. Powerful Readers is a guide to teaching your students how to derive not only a literal understanding of their reading but how to extract real meaning and insight from the written word.

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I Am Not a Number

Originally published in the March 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

I Am Not a Number

BY JENNY KAY DUPUIS AND KATHY KACER, ILLUSTRATED BY GILLIAN NEWLAND

First Nations people who were sent to residential schools have a heart-wrenching story to tell that may be difficult for many children to hear. So how do you go about telling it? In I Am Not a Number an Indigenous educator, an award-winning author and an illustrator have collaborated to create a sensitive story about the plight of Jenny Kay Dupuis's grandmother who, as a child, was sent to a residential school.

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