Category Archives: yqr

The secret to happiness from Robyn Kimmerer’s perspective: Epiphany in the Beans

With the vines of dark green leaves sprouting pods and twirling up the poles of Kimmerer’s teepee. As he snaps them off to have a delicious snack, he notices the sweet taste of August. Gardens, harvesting, and planting, is a good mother to the earth. His enjoyment does not come from the technological world that […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, ecosystem, Education, environmental education, epiphany in the beans, field journal, garden, live authentic, outdoors, picking sweetgrass, Robyn krimmerer, spirituality, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment

Surviving 11 years

It was another day driving in Regina, while I drive down a street I hardly go down anymore, and took a glimpse at the school I went to in grade 8. I never realized before driving by, however, this time seemed different. Remembering the time when I was 14, vulnerable, and being cyber bullied for […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, art education, Education, evis101, fix the system, from where I stand, live authentic, mental health awareness, never give up, real talk, stop and think, suicide prevention, survivor, truth hurts, UofR, weekly post, writer, yqr | Leave a comment

Sacred Ground

“The Hamlet of Benson” the towns way to call it, was discovered in 1893 by the first homesteads, then in 1909 the R.M was established. When the Canadian Railway was being built in 1911, it went through the lands of Benson and after being finished in 1913. There was a chunk of land left, and […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, art education, Education, historic, live authentic, sacred ground, Saskatchewan, UofR, writer, yqr | Leave a comment

Grasslands

A century ago, grasslands had fields of tall-grass, higher than a standing individual. Flowers smelling so sweet, and home to thousands of species.  As time passed, settlers arrived to find such beautiful fields,  and quickly began to demolish the ancient grounds. Any animal they did not want around, became extinct animals. What is left in […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, decolonization, fix the system, from where I stand, grasslands, historic, indigenous rights, live authentic, nature, poetry, reconciliation, regina, Saskatchewan, treaty education, truth hurts, writer, yqr | Leave a comment

Hibernation season

As the seasons change, leaves start to fall to ground. At first, they are still the colours of summer. The weather begins to get colder, leaves start to turn brown and grass follows. I’ve always wondered why there are so many lady bugs in the leaves and how come they seem as if they are […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, art education, Education, hibernation, ladybugs, live authentic, nature, outdoors, stop and think, UofR, weekly response, yqr | Leave a comment

Sex Ed: Real Talk

Sexuality and sexual reproduction have been sensitive topics with schools, communities, and societies.Textbooks written in the early years explained to students the dangers of masturbation, obsession with abstinence-only, and comprehensive sex. It is not intended to prohibit children and youth from exploring their sexualities, it is needed for them to recognize the outcomes and accountabilities. […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, ECS210, Education, from where I stand, gender, live authentic, masturbation, real talk, regina, Saskatchewan, sex education, sexual reproduction, sexuality, truth hurts, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment

Returning to my Sit Spot

As I leave the sit to my truck Grasping on the door handle And slowly close it. ~ • ~ Heading off to my sit spot No headphones this time My board no longer joining me ~ • ~ Walking down the same cement path Green leaves that use to be, have turned to autumn. […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, Education, environmental education, field journal, live authentic, nature, outdoors, poetry, regina, Saskatchewan, science, sit spot, spirituality, stop and think, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment

Composting 101

Station #1: Vermicoming how to’s Vermicomosting involves red wiggles earthworms that turn food scraps into worm castings and live in a bin made of newspaper or cardboard bedding A few things to remember when building a compost bin is to cut holes into the lid and sides near the top to allow air flow for […] Continue reading

Posted in #ESCI302, composting, Education, environmental education, grow, live authentic, red wiggles earthworms, seeds, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment

Adventure with Environmental History

The chateau Qu’Appelle Hotel originality stood on the corner of College Avenue and Albert street, which went bankrupted due to the First World War. Material from the hotel went to building The Hotel Saskatchewan. In 1956, thicker concrete foundation was used to develop the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and is the reason why it stands at […] Continue reading

Posted in #future teacher, adventure, Education, environmental education, field journal, historic, live authentic, museum, regina, Saskatchewan, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment

Food sustainability with the Regina Food Bank.

The Regina Food Bank, four seasons, and Urban Agriculture have all in common? Food sustainability. It is important for the food bank to work with the community to fight hunger and food insecurity. The charitable organization provides programs to educate and support nutritious food distribution, guiding people, and the community towards solutions. During the field […] Continue reading

Posted in environmental education, field journal, fight for hunger, fix the system, food sustainability, from where I stand, live authentic, on the table, Regina food bank, save our planet, truth hurts, UofR, yqr | Leave a comment