Published by Garry

Most recent articles:

Academic Research

Jones, G.R. (2001). A Narrative Inquiry of a Male Elementary Teacher and the Shaping of his Identities. Unpublished Dissertation, University of Alberta.



Jones, G.R. (1997). Crocus Hill Reunion. London: Althouse Press.

Jones, G.R.  (1991). Crocus Hill Notebook. London: Althouse Press.

 Jones, G.R., Kydd, G., & MacAlister, S. (1988). Writing and Primary Science. Calgary: Alberta Teachers’ Association Science Council.                                                                     

Chapters in books 

Jones, G.R. (2004) Surrounded by Roses: A Male Elementary Teacher Reflects. In Donaldson, E.L. (Ed) Coming of Age: A Century of Educating Alberta Girls and Women.  Calgary: Detselig.

Jones, G.R.  & Godfrey, G., (1993) Points of Entry: A Cooperating Teacher Learns by Seeing the Lessons in the Stories. in 

Clandinin D.J., Davies A., Hogan P., & Kennard B. (ed.) Learning to Teach Teaching to Learn: Stories of Collaboration in Teacher Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Conference Papers

Jones G.R. (2012) Opening Calgary's Only Public Boys' School: Observations and Reflections. Western Canadian Association for Student Teachers 2012, University of Calgary. AB.

Jones, G.R. (2004). A Study of a Male Elementary Teacher: Love, Death and Valentine’s Day. Proceedings from WestCast 2004: The Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching. Edmonton, AB.     

Jones, G.R. (2001). Difference, Sacred Place and Superhero: One story from the classroom of a male elementary teacher. American Educational Research Association, Seattle WA.


Jones, G.R. (2001). The Reluctant Superhero: One Story from the Classroom of a Male Elementary Teacher. WestCAST 2001, Calgary, AB.

Jones G. R. (2000). A study of a male elementary teacher and the shaping of his identity. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Edmonton AB.

Jones G. R. (2000) A study of a male elementary teacher and the shaping of his identity. International Teacher Research Conference, Baton Rouge LA.


Other Creative Projects

 Jones, G.R. & Wong, D., (1979, 1999).  Wanda the Littlest Wizard  (recording no. Wiz-7901). Calgary:Wizkids Records.

 Jones, G.R. &Wong, D. (1980). Adapted for the stage by Curties, H. & Curties C. (1980) Wanda the Littlest Wizard. Stage play produced by StoryBook Theatre, October 31 – November 16 1980.

Jones, G. R. (1981) Come with me. ACCESS Alberta children’s television series.

Jones G. R. & Wong D. (1980). Wanda the Littlest Wizard. Stage play produced by M & M Theatre at Canmore Opera House, Heritage Park December 26 – 30 1988.

Professional Reports

 Jones, G.R. (1999 – 2000). Program Evaluation Project. For the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. 

Jones, G. R. & Bain, J. (2004). Professional Learning Study Group: Reading and Writing Non-fiction Text. Attachment to Enhancing Teaching Capacity to Improve Student Learning. Calgary Board of Education report for Alberta Initiative for School Improvement.

Jones, G.R. (2003). A Whole School Approach to Early Literacy. Calgary Board of Education for Alberta Initiative for School Improvement.

Refereed Journals

 Jones, G.R. (2004). This is Not a Gender War: Learning from Research about Boys in Elementary School. Early Childhood Education, 36 (1), 24 - 27.

Jones, G.R. (2004). I Was a Boy Who ... Early Childhood Education, 36 (1), 44 - 45.

Jones, G.R.  (1997).  Toward understanding beginnings: using classroom stories. Early Childhood Education Journal, 30 (2), 23 – 27.

 Jones, G.R. (1986). Children Create Class Stories.  Highway One, 9 (2), 31-32.

 Jones, G.R. (1984). Ask the Children. Early Childhood Education, 18 (1), 30-32.


Unrefereed journals

 Jones, G.R. (2002) Living with Contradictions – The Male Elementary Teacher. The ATA Magazine, 83 (2). 4-7.

 Jones, G.R. (1988) The Writing Club for Elementary Students. The ATA Magazine, 68 (3), 14-15.

 Jones, G.R. Editor (2001) Valued and vulnerable: the complex experiences of male elementary teachers. Readers Service, Calgary Board of Education, Professional Resource Centre.


Media Book Reviews and Interviews: Garry Jones

Nolais J. (Feb 2012) All-boys school 'really cool", students. Principal deems first semester with new program a success

metro Calgary

Ferguson E (2010). Calgary's first all-male school opening to parents' delight. Calgary Herald. 

Morral, A. (2005, June 20). Pity the male elementary school teacher. Calgary Herald. This front-page story about men who teach featured a photograph of me surrounded by the women staff members.

 Nikiforuk, A. (2004 September). The Vanishing School Master. Canadian Family.  I was interviewed for this article.

 Gallant. (2005). What Makes Boys Tick? Lethbridge Herald. This article summarized my presentation at the Southwest Alberta Teachers’ Convention.

 McNamee, M. (1997 November 5). Teacher reveals day-today classroom life: Garry Jones’ novels mirror the challenges facing students, teachers and public education. FFWD Calgary’s News and Entertainment Weekly. Vol. 2 No.45.

 Free, J. (1991). “Crocus Hill Notebook.” Review in The Canadian Book Review Annual (p. 498)

 Lennon, G. (1991 September). “Crocus Hill Notebook.” Review in Canadian Materials.

 Latshw, J.K.L. (1992) “Crocus Hill Notebook”. Review in Canadian Journal of Education (17, 1) (pp. 129).

 Ruggles, T. (1979 October) Wizard Wanda has a message for both young and old. Calgary Herald.

 Spearman, (1978, October 6) “Teacher fills fathers’ role” Calgary Herald. This article about me, written in 1978, describes the same issues about male teachers as do recent articles.




1992. Crocus Hill Notebook. Nominated for the Sixth Biennial Janusz Korczak Literacy Awards, Anti-defamation League, New York.