Final Learning Narrative

Becoming an effective, inclusive, and social-justice oriented teacher is a continuous journey that I will continue down until the end of my career. This class provided me a space to dive deeper into the creating, meaning, and implementation of our curriculum. I would never have imagined that curriculum could encompass so much. This class has … Continue reading Final Learning Narrative

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Whose Story Matters?

My upbringing and schooling has influenced how I “read the world” and the biases that are a part of my perspective and view. The majority of the books and textbooks that I read in school were based on people who look like me, speak like me, and act like me. Even our history text books … Continue reading Whose Story Matters?

What is a ‘Good Citizen’? What do they do?

Citizenship is a tricky concept to define and understand. Does citizenship mean to be a good citizen and what is a good citizen? Throughout my own experience in K-12 schooling, there was a variety of examples of citizenship education. From K-5, we had a book that each class could add to when they did a … Continue reading What is a ‘Good Citizen’? What do they do?

Eurocentric Ideas of Mathematics as Limiting to Diverse Populations

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism "tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. ... Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination" (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics -- … Continue reading Eurocentric Ideas of Mathematics as Limiting to Diverse Populations

Why teach Treaty Ed if there are few to no First Nations Students in the classroom?

For some reason Treaty Education in a classroom with few to no First Nations students is seen as pointless by some teachers. As mentioned by Dwayne Donald, how Treaty Education is incorporated in the classroom is directly linked to how the teacher perceives their own relationship with the content. If the teacher does not think … Continue reading Why teach Treaty Ed if there are few to no First Nations Students in the classroom?

Learning from Place

The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: (a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74) List some of the ways … Continue reading Learning from Place

Round Two: Second Blog of the Week about the Complex Topic of Curriculum Development

Hey everyone! Looks like it is round two for our blog posts this week! This week we looked at Chapter 1: Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools by Ben Levin. Pre-Read: How do you think that school curricula are developed? I think that curriculum development is a collaborative process … Continue reading Round Two: Second Blog of the Week about the Complex Topic of Curriculum Development