Heather J. S. Birch


Birch, H. J. S. (2022). Using a motivational typology to understand and respond to disruptive behaviour.

Journal of Online Learning Research, 8(3), 369–391.

Birch, H. (2022). Canadian students should have an informed personal stance on their

National Anthem, “O Canada.” Canadian Music Educator, 63(3), 39-46.

Birch, H., & Nelson, C. (2022). Teacher education at Tyndale: Faith-based, privately-funded,

publicly accountable. In Kitchen, J. & Petrarca, D (Eds.), Initial teacher education in Ontario: The four-semester teacher education programs after five years. In Canadian research in teacher education: A polygraph series (Vol. 12) [eBook]. Canadian Association for Teacher Education/Canadian Society for the Study of Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/39656

Birch, H., & Woodruff, E. (2017). Technical Exercise Practice: Can students be

motivated by gamification? Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, 10(1), 31-50.

Birch, H. (2017). Potential of SoundCloud for mobile learning in music education:

A pilot study. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organization, 11(1), 30-40.

Birch, H. (2016). Feedback in online writing communities: Effects on adolescent writers.

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 5(1), 19 pages.

Birch, H. (2014). Rise of the Rhythm: Using gaming elements to engage and motivate

music students. The Recorder, 56(4).


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Resources for learning about 'O Canada'

Image compiled by Kai Schribner

I compiled a resource list to highlight diverse versions of 'O Canada' and teaching tools designed to facilitate learning about the anthem. The list is linked HERE, and features:

  • Teaching resources related to the Canadian anthem

  • Unique versions of the anthem

  • Indigenous voices

  • Black Canadian voices

  • A capella versions

  • Voices of children

  • Instrumental versions

  • Alternatives to ‘O Canada’

This resource is the Appendix referred to in the article, Birch, H. (2022). Canadian Students Should Have an Informed Personal Stance on their National Anthem “O Canada.” Canadian Music Educator, 63(3), 39-46.