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The Importance of Treaty Education

I have never put much thought about the importance of Treaty Education before attending the University of Regina because it was not really an issue that was discussed in my own schooling experience. Some topics were discussed, like the basis of what a treaty is and the history of Residential Schools, however, this content did… Continue reading The Importance of Treaty Education Continue reading

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Understanding the Development and Implementation of Curriculum In Saskatchewan Schools

After reading the article “Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools” by Ben Levin, I got a better understanding on the background of curriculum in schools as well as the politics and policies that are associated with it. From my interpretation of the article, policies govern many aspects of education,… Continue reading Understanding the Development and Implementation of Curriculum In Saskatchewan Schools Continue reading

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The Meaning Behind Being a “Good Student”

I feel as if there has always been a major focus placed on being a “good student” within classrooms today. The question is- What does it mean to be a good student in schools today? I have never put much thought into this question because it is a concept that has been considered to be… Continue reading The Meaning Behind Being a “Good Student” Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Concept of “Common Sense”

I have recently read about the problems related to the idea of common sense in the book Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, by Kevin Kumashiro.  This book has brought up some new understandings for me about the idea of ‘common sense’ that I will take with me through my teaching career.  Common… Continue reading Reflecting on the Concept of “Common Sense” Continue reading

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