“The mental health system needs desperate renovations”: Being Queer, Young, and Mentally Ill in Rural Alberta

Being Queer, Young, and Mentally Ill in Rural Alberta I sat down to chat with two youth who live and go to school in a rural community in southern Alberta. In a nearly empty coffee shop, we ate cinnamon buns and discussed their history with mental illness and their current experiences working with a volunteering…

Bin the E for a day… it’s OK: Why We Should Teach Writing Like We Used To

The classroom is silent. Students are writing alone. They are sitting on chairs,  using only pen and paper. The teacher directed the task and everyone is working alone. This might seem like a prescriptive, teacher-directed activity lacking in creativity but a lot more is going on than meets the eye. Students are actively engaged in…

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