Resources can be anything that assists in the learning process. Teaching resources include textbooks, library books and other material, but also models, equipment, videos, special learning aids - almost anything.
Here are a couple of examples: Math teachers use 'manipulatives' - tactile blocks, bricks, dice, cubes and other materials that help students see and experiment with objects in order to understand math concepts like grouping, multiplying and so on. Elementary teachers use theme kits to tie in a story about caterpillars to a science lesson on the life cycle of a caterpillar to an art class depicting caterpillars.
Field trips to places like Bamfield (pictured on the right) can be considered a resource. Through technology, there are a world of resources available for students and teachers.
There are a multitude of resources for teachers about teaching as well, including materials developed by fellow teachers or teams as well as learning groups, and shared resources and experiences.
Click on the link below to see an example of resources available to district educators through the District Resource Centre. These are in addition to resources teachers and schools purchase for their own use.