I have 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, I am fascinated by the relationship between experience, ecological literacy, and systems thinking. I have taught grades 5 to 12 in both French and English and enjoy teaching the humanities, math, and science.
In doing so, I have created Radio Camp at CKUW 95.9 FM as a means for teaching literacy to refugees and I developed the student experience at the Experimental Lakes Area.
I am 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. I am a sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg and a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC. I have recently completed my Masters of Education at the University of Manitoba, where I examined the relationship between experience and ecological literacy.
In September 2016, I joined the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg as Principal of the Maples Met School, a Big Picture Learning school. I am currently working on my PhD in Education at the University of Manitoba.
I love playing and coaching water polo, backcountry skiing and hiking, and hanging out with my kids.
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