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Summary of Learning

Here is the Summary of Learning video made by myself, and Sara Tokarz. Good luck with finals! Enjoy! […] Continue reading

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Numeracy through the Inuit and Eurocentric lens

     From my remembered experiences regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics, I have never come across an oppressive aspect. The last time I took a math class was about three and a half years ago, so much could have changed since than. It is also hard to recall much of what went on in my math classes because it is not my strong suit. Perhaps, the only way in which I feel there could be an opportunity for discrimination or oppression is within the word  problems that […] Continue reading

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Citizenship

      I was primarily exposed to two of these types of citizenship throughout my K-12 academic career, that I can recall. The personally responsible citizen was demonstrated through the volunteer and service hours that we did in both elementary school and high school. I can recall going out in the community in elementary school and picking up garbage, going to shovel snow for the older folks who lived near the school, and even delivering arts and crafts to children who were in the […] Continue reading

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The Importance of Treaty Education

     The explanation that the intern who turned to Mike for help provided was honestly quite hard for me to read. When she explained that she had even turned to her Coop teacher for aid in getting the students to understand why Treaty Ed, and even the general awareness on this topic is so important, her response was rather empty and so incredibly detrimental. I think that this statement alone speaks to why we need Treaty education. It does not matter whether or not all of the stud […] Continue reading

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Learning from Place – Reinhabitation & Decolonization

     Before reading this article, I expected another lengthy piece speaking about the initiatives that they plan to put in place to ensure a better overall situation for the said indigenous peoples specifically being discussed. I was pleasantly proved wrong. It seems as though this research initiative does accurately consider the values and significance of the lifestyle they will be working alongside. They provided tools, well-constructed groups, interviews, and education to ensur […] Continue reading

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Curriculum Design

     From what I have gathered, and based on my own opinion, curriculum is developed through a combination of aspects. I have heard that numerous academic professionals, usually some that specialize in curriculum design, come together to create a plan that is diverse, and tailored to the beliefs and opinions of each person. When creating curriculum, they account for the subject matter as well as the outcomes that it will aim to accomplish. When I visualize this process, I view it […] Continue reading

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Being a “Good Student”

     According to “common-sense”, to be a good student you must follow the rules set forth in the classroom. You must measure up to a certain level of knowledge and social skills to be considered “well-behaved”, or “a good student”. You must get good grades on the material directly derived from the curriculum, and display that you have your own understanding of it. If you ever disagree with what’s being taught, or the teaching style itself […] Continue reading

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Educational Quotation

 “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle     This quote is very profound to me because it speaks directly to my educational philosophies. If I was to associate my views on what education should aim to do in a nutshell, this quote is a perfect fit. This quote implies that you cannot completely disregard the fact th […] Continue reading

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January 17th, 2019

“The Tyler Rationale”      In my opinion the “Tyler Rationale” is more problematic than it is beneficial. It creates limitations for both teachers and students regarding the curriculum. Due to its “follow these steps and you will succeed” nature, if the results do not fit the predetermined outcome a sense of failure is present. When students and teachers don’t achieve these very set-in-stone outcomes it is assumed that it is either because they did n […] Continue reading

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January 17th, 2019

“The Tyler Rationale”      In my opinion the “Tyler Rationale” is more problematic than it is beneficial. It creates limitations for both teachers and students regarding the curriculum. Due to its “follow these steps and you will succeed” nature, if the results do not fit the predetermined outcome a sense of failure is present. When students and teachers don’t achieve these very set-in-stone outcomes it is assumed that it is either because they did n […] Continue reading

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