K-12 Institute : Successful Practices

Successful Practices include documented research, frameworks, models, and educational strategies that have worked to enhance kindergarten to grade 12 student success. Indspire evaluates and shares these proven practices here, for the benefit of Indigenous education stakeholders nationwide.

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You Rock Challenge

Educates, inspires and motivates all in attendance to recognize the strength in difference and build inclusive, respectful relationships among one another.

Hagersville Secondary School

Incorporating Indigenous content and resources in high school courses. Addressing myths and misconceptions. Developing a cross-cultural understanding of First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives.

Behaviour Strats

Culturally responsive interventions to meet the needs of First Nations students including a hands on approach to help establish inclusive classrooms and strategies to support diverse learners.

Inuksuk: Sharing Experiences of Nunavut

An interactive learning resource that provides a better understanding and familiarity about Inuit culture, history and modern life.

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

Project is a first for all 12 French language school boards in the province. Work licenses purchased to allow all history teachers to use 4 Seasons of Reconciliation with support.

Mino Bimaadiziwin – Youth Leadership Program

A program based on traditional cultural teachings and focuses on: key life skills, leadership development, healthy relationships, positive self-esteem, self-awareness and connections to education.

Onikaniwak – for those who lead

Innovative/collaborative summer institute designed for the purpose of integrating cultural and land-based teachings; and developing the capacity of principals, directors, and administrators.

Father Patrick Mercredi High School

A model integrating Indigenous educational practices and Western knowledge. Holistic learning, demonstrates learning as a communal activity, and recognizes education as a process of decolonization.

Getting to Know Turtle Island: Incorporating First Nation, Métis and Inuit Perspectives K-8

Created to enable K-8 teachers to know how and where to incorporate a variety of specific First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories, arts, worldviews and issues into curriculum.

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey | MK Education Numeracy Strategies

MK's Numeracy Consultant works with teachers to help students acquire a math competency. Grade specific Professional Learning developing both improved pedagogy and understanding of the mathematics.

Rotary Readers Project

Literacy project focused on Métis literature and Métis authors. Goals include: encouraging students to read more frequently, increase awareness of Indigenous perspectives and increase literacy rates.

Achieving Indigenous Student Success: A Guide for Secondary Classrooms

For all teachers of grades 9–12 who are looking for ways to infuse Indigenous world-views into their courses. The resource has research and lesson plans.