When We Were Alone: A young girl wonders about her grandmother's daily practices and learns about a difficult past and the strength of her Indigenous background. This picture book is suitable for children of all ages to learn about residential schools and intergenerational trauma. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is powerful. Students can learn why it's important to acknowledge and respect Indigenous history and culture.
A Bad Seed: This picture book supports compassion, empathy, and is fun to read. A sunflower seed is called "bad" by others and he acts in accordance with the description. This concept is essential to teach everyone. People are more than stereotypes and labels. A self-fulfilling prophecy can limit student potential and negatively affect emotions. Many studies reveal that teachers treat students differently based on their own beliefs about them. If educators think students are more academically inclined, those students eventually outperform others. A Bad Seed teaches not to judge, people change and improve, and everybody has a reason for their actions.
Kate Spade Agenda: 25% off! One of my favourite things about September is a fresh start and a new agenda. My planners saved me throughout my university studies. Still can’t get used to a computer calendar. I've found writing down goals and to-do lists increases productivity. I can't wait to use this! It comes with stickers, notes sections, ample space to write under each date, and monthly calendar views. The gold charm adds an elegant touch that I haven't seen on the brand's prior agendas. There's even a page with little pockets to keep other items!