September 2016 Resources
The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning
by Jennifer Katz
Teaching to Diversity: The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning
Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning
Dr. Jennifer Katz created the Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which is now being implemented by school divisions across Canada as a framework for inclusive education. She graduated with a doctorate in Inclusive Education in 2008 from the University of British Columbia and recently moved from Manitoba, where she was the Associate Professor of Inclusive Education. As of July 1, 2016, she is the Assistant Professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia.
Brand new from James K. A. Smith
You Are What You Love The Spiritual Power of Habit
Who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life. In this new book, Smith offers a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation of the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom.
A classic to revisit or read for the first time
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
Hundreds of thousands of readers have benefited from this book which takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with themselves, their students, their colleagues, and their vocations, and reclaiming their passion for one of the most challenging and important of human endeavors. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts.