Voices from the Margins
The Young Lives Research Laboratory places the voices of youth at the core of their work. Using a research process conducted with, for, and by youth, the lab invites young people, many of whom have been marginalized and silenced in society, to learn while making their lives more knowable to those who teach and support them. This article describes two projects, each undertaken in collaboration with Indigenous communities, that invited and activated youth voice through conversation and artistic productions.Read Full Article
Now I See!
Visual strategies are often key to supporting school success for students with exceptionalities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities; however, they also support communication and content area learning for all students in classroom settings, especially those who have difficulty processing verbal information. Research has shown their ability to promote the development of students’ self-regulation, literacy, and numeracy capabilities. In this article, Kimberly Maich encourages more widespread use of visual strategies in all classroom, and offers practical examples of how they can be applied.Read Full Article
Raising Their Voices
Some students are well able to make themselves heard. The recent large-scale student protests in Quebec may be the most obvious Canadian example, but there are student activists across the country working to mobilize their fellow students and change the status quo, whether the cause is a greater role in school governance, student well-being, or social justice. In this article, journalism student Madeleine Villa introduces three high-school students who have made an impact on their school, region, or province.Read Full Article