Matt Henderson has a passion for creating educative experiences for students and using their experiences as a means for transformation. With the understanding that Education is meant to create agents for social change, Matt is fascinated by the relationship between experience, ecological literacy, and systems thinking. He has taught grades 5 to 12 in both French and English and enjoys teaching the humanities, math, and science.


He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in History for Excellence in Teaching, The Archives Association for Manitoba Manitoba Award, the CBC 40 Under 40 award, and the Government of Canada History Award. He is a sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg and a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC. Matt has recently completed his Masters of Education at the University of Manitoba, where he examined the relationship between experience and ecological literacy.


In September 2016, Matt joined the Seven Oaks School Division as Principal of the Maples Met School.






Coming soon — Henderson, M. (Ed.) (2018). Catch A Fire: A Guide to Project-based learning. Winnipeg: Portage and Main Press.

Henderson, M. (2016). Why it Matters: How Technology Might Help to Close the Ecological Knowledge and Knowledge-action Gaps. Excerpt From: Mike Nantais, Reynold Redekopp. Education and Technology – Manitoba Action and Reflection. iBooks.

Henderson, M. (2016). Bridging the ecological knowledge and knowledge gaps: a utopian vision for education in Manitoba (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31700

Henderson, M. (2015). Solar-Powered Learning. Journal for Sustainable Well- Being. Winnipeg: ESWB Press, http://www.eswb-press.org/uploads/ 1/2/8/9/12899389/sustainable_well-being_2014.pdf

Henderson, M. (2014). Experience, Meaning & Transformation. ASCD Manitoba Journal. Summer, 2014, Vol. 14, http://www.mbascd.ca/documents/ Journal2014Final_Online.pdf

Henderson, M. (2014). Achieving Transformation Online: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours in the 21st Century. Manitoba Education Resource Network Journal, Vol. 9., http://mern.ca/journal/Journal-V9.pdf

Henderson, M. (2014).  The Future of History: Are You Experienced? Teaching Life. Summer 2014, http://issuu.com/umcatl/docs/ teachinglife_summer2014/33?e=12302655/8209943


3 thoughts on “About

  1. I am writing on behalf of Dr. Lorna McLean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. We would like to contact you more directly to discuss your possible participation in a history symposium we are organizing in the fall of 2014. Please feel free to email me at jlalo070@uottawa.ca and we can forward a formal invitation for your consideration.

  2. Mr. Henderson: I am sure you are a good teacher in your own capacity. It is good that you are alerting students using new media about important movements such as idle no more. There is a paradox here, though. This institution you teach in, Saint John’s R, is itself part of the legacy and currency of imperialism and colonialism. It is an English public school for gosh sake! It teaches competition, elitism, and the capitalist mode of production, as well as an ingrained sense of patriarchy. This person knows. I lived through physical abuse at this school. It is residential school for the rich, with the same goal – the reproduction of class. Violence is an implicit part of the S J R method.

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