Dr. Thomas Ryan

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Professor / Schulich School of Education
Full-time Faculty
HBPE, Lakehead University
BEd, Lakehead University
MEd, University of Saskatchewan
EdD, University of Toronto

​Recent Books:

Kraglund-Gauthier, W.L., Young, D.C., & Ryan, T.G. (Eds.). (2018). Readiness for the field:

Perspectives from within the triangle of teacher education. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Ryan, T. G., & MacLeod, K. (Eds.). (2016). The physics educator: Tacit praxes and untold stories.

Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Recent Articles:

Ryan, T.G. (2018, April). Educational action research as a global competence in a digital

world. Canadian Journal for Teacher Research, 1-8. Retrieved fromhttp://www.teacherresearch.ca/home/#

Ryan, T.G. (2018). Health and physical education can improve the school community. The

Canadian Association of Principals Journal, 16 (1), 17-21.

Ryan, T.G., & Deuerlein, K. (2018). Revitalizing the Ontario public education system for young

English language learners. International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 5 (1), 15 - 36.

Ryan, T. G. (2017). Equity in health and physical education programs: An Ontario perspective. International Journal of Physical Education, 55 (2), 13–26.

Ryan, T.G., & Sinay, E. (2017). Edification of education: An illumination of best practices, effectiveness and improvement.  Journal of Educational Thought, 51 (2), 13-18. 

Mikelsteins, Z., & Ryan, T.G. (2017). Increasing inclusion and reducing the stigma of special needs  in Latvia: What can we learn from other countries? International Journal of Educational  Reform, 28 (1), 12-26.

Ryan, T.G., & Neely, C. (2017). Professional development: Educating digital natives in the  twenty-first century. The Journal of Technologies in Society, 12 (3) 11-34.

Ryan, T.G., & Sinay, E. (2017). Teaching digital natives, immigrants, residents and visitors in the  21st century, 2(3), 1-15.

Ryan, T.G., Young, D.C., & Kraglund-Gauthier, W.L. (2017). Action research within pre-service  teacher education. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 11, 1- 15

Ryan, T.G., & St-Laurent, M. (2016). Inquiry-based learning: Observations and outcomes. Journal of Elementary Education, 26 (1), 1-22.

Magalas, L., & Ryan, T.G. (2016). A new rendition of an old classic: The young writers program  as a writing workshop. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12 (2), 7-22.

Legros, I., & Ryan, T.G. (2016). Principal traits and school climate: Is the invitational education leadership model the right choice? Journal of Educational Leadership Policy & Practice, 31 (1), 11-25.

Ryan, T.G., & Goure, C. (2016). Pedagogical Documentation: Utilizing documentation of student   learning as a way to promote communication and reflection. The Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 9 (1), 02-15.

Ryan, T. G., & Brock, A. (2016). Exploring the gap between teacher certification and permanent employment in Ontario: An Integrative Literature Review. Canadian Journal of  Educational Administration and Policy, (47). 

Ryan, T.G., & de la Riva, S. (2015). Student readiness and self-regulation: Young children. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 2 (1), 4-17.

Ryan, T.G., & Bagley, G. (2016). Nurturing the integration of technology in teacher education. Journal of Theory and Practice in Education, 11 (1), 16-32.

Kalles, S., & Ryan, T.G. (2015). Service-learning: Promise and possibility in post-secondary education. International Journal of Progressive Education, 11 (1), 132-148.

Ryan, T.G., & Pawlowsky, S. (2015). The 21st century school library: Perpetual change or evolution? International Journal of Educational Reform, 25 (1), 12-24.

Ryan, T.G., & Ruddy, S. (2015). Restorative justice: A changing community response. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 7 (2), 1-19.

Ryan, T.G., & Griffiths, S. (2015). Self-advocacy in Ontario: Impacts for adults with developmental disabilities. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 55 (1), 31-53.

Ryan, T.G., & Young, D. C. (2015). Online (distance) education: Evolving standards. Journal of Technologies in Education, 3 (1), 06-20.

Recent Presentations: 

2018 - Clute International Conference on Education - Teaching Digital Natives, Immigrants,

Residents and Visitors in the 21st Century. Orlando, FL., U.S.A. (Jan 2-6).

2017 – Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society - Professional Development: Educating Digital Natives in the Twenty-First Century. University of Toronto, Ontario (May 26-27).http://techandsoc.com/2017-conference

2017 - American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Sinay, E., & Ryan, T.G.  STEM Learning Coaches: An Exploratory Study of Differential Effects. San Antonio, Texas (April 31- May 1).http://www.aera.net/events-meetings/annual-meeting/2017-annual-meeting-… 

2017 - The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) Conference - Expanding Horizons in Open & Distance Learning - Online Student Engagement – Melbourne, Australia - (Feb 5-7).http://odlaa.org/odlaa_events/2017-conference/

2017 – The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) – Presentation – Sleep, Issues, Answers and Wellness. 30th ACHPER International Conference (Jan, 16-18). University of Canberra, Australia. http://www.achper2017.com/2017/program/conference-schedule/area?command…

2016 – Universidad - 10th Congreso Internacional de Education Superior, Havana, Cuba (Feb 15-19).