I learned so much throughout this semester, and it has shaped who I will become as teacher. I have learned so much about curriculum and treaty ed, which will definitely help me in the future. Looking back on all of my blog posts I can see the growth in myself, and how I challenged myself and… Continue reading A Summary of My Learning
A major concern I have in my future classroom is dealing with gender and breaking free of biases. Unknowingly we will often treat girls and boys different, and in reality, there should be no difference. We should be trying to treat our students equitably regardless of gender. I remember in my classroom being treated different… Continue reading Gender in the Classroom
Even though I am white the importance of myself learning about treaty education is invaluable. Even though I am white it does not mean I should not be informed with accurate knowledge of our country's history. We live in a culture of white supremacy and in order for people to heal we need to recognize… Continue reading We Are All Treaty People: What Does this Mean?
Bringing decolonization into the classroom is something I have struggled with, and I am not sure how to properly do that. In the reading some projects students do are canoeing, radio documentaries, and bring both Elders and the youth together. All of these projects are awesome ways at bringing decolonization in to the classroom, but… Continue reading Decolonization
Curriculum has shaped me to be the teacher I am today in multiple ways. When looking back at my own schooling experience I remember both the positive and negative experiences I have had in the classroom. The positive experiences I had were with teachers who were passionate and made the material interesting to learn. These… Continue reading How has Curriculum Shaped Me?
It has become clear to me how there is a major imbalance in the power and control we as teachers actually have. We have little to no say in the curriculum and the aspects included in the curriculum. The curriculum is used as a guide, so we do have some power in how we execute… Continue reading A Power Imbalance
According the the common sense being a good student can be categorized by a few qualities and characteristics. The commonsense has us think of students who are obedient. These students do as they are told, they do not question their teacher, and do everything the teachers asks. A good student is engaged and raises their… Continue reading The “Good” Student
Education is such a powerful tool, and sometimes I believe we do not recognize that. I believe it is so important as educators to recognize the power we have to prepare and set up our students for greatness. By instilling the qualities we want to see in the world, we will be able to see… Continue reading Education as a Weapon
The Tyler Rationale focuses on four questions: 1. What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? 2. What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes? 3. How can educational experiences be effectively organized? 4. How can we determine whether these purposes are being attained? In my own experience I… Continue reading Should we be following ‘The Tyler Rationale’?
In this article Kumashiro defines common sense, explaining how common sense differs depending on where you live, the society you are in and the culture you are immersed in. Education in different societies can be viewed very differently-some cultures view as strictly learning and see no value in learning through play or exploration. While some… Continue reading Defining Common Sense: Kumashiro