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Inuit Mathematics

In my schooling I excelled, I got good grades, I profited from the lessons, I learned the way my teachers taught and was able to pass all my classes with good marks, and easily fulfilled the requirements I needed to graduate. I recognize that there is a privilege in passing a math class; being able… Continue reading Inuit Mathematics Continue reading

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Single Stories and Privilege

My upbringing was very privileged. We were upper-middle class, white, I was able to try many activities, I had a nice family, all 4 of my grandparents were alive up until just a few months ago. We had yearly vacations, and there was never a fear of when our next meal would be or if… Continue reading Single Stories and Privilege Continue reading

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Treaty Ed Creation

Part 1 The most concerning part about the curriculum is how little the students get a say in the curriculum. Parents get a say, the public gets a say, politicians get a say, the head of the ministry of education gets a say, teachers in the classroom have a say, but significantly less than the… Continue reading Treaty Ed Creation Continue reading

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White Treaty Privilege

1) It is important for everyone to learn about Indigenous and Metis content no matter where they are, but more importantly where Indigenous and Metis people are a very invisible minority because Indigenous content is part of our history, part of the land that schooling takes place upon, and this helps with the proper representation… Continue reading White Treaty Privilege Continue reading

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Decolonization

One of the ways decolonization was occurring throughout the text was when the area of Fort Albany was being mapped for the purposes of the research in the paper, that everything was named with the Indigenous names, not the English names. In addition, the name of the boat that the group used had the Cree… Continue reading Decolonization Continue reading

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No Space for…

To be a good student means you arrive on time, work hard in class, get your homework done, and cater to what the teacher wants in terms of assignments, time management, and effort. As the good student is respectful to the teacher, is kind to other students, and may be involved in extra curriculars. However,… Continue reading No Space for… Continue reading

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Queer Theory

An important topic for educators to have explored is queer theory intertwined with curriculum. The lack of connection between queer theory and educators is glaringly large. Often educators only look at the surface level, which is why the conversation on queer theory should be addressed. A good place to start is the article What can… Continue reading Queer Theory Continue reading

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Curriculum as…

The four models of curriculum that this article explained were 1) curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted, which essentially equates curriculum to a syllabus. This has the negative impact of learning becoming ‘textbook like’, and lecture based. The article also points out that seeing curriculum this way leads to an unclear idea… Continue reading Curriculum as… Continue reading

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Commonsense

Kumashiro writes that common sense is ‘what it means to be/do’ for certain social situations. He also writes that common sense is the ‘status quo’, which he then writes is inherently oppressive, and should be changed. However, to change the status quo is hard. Often there is a deep, and thick history behind what is… Continue reading Commonsense Continue reading

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Normative Narratives and Disrupting Normative Narratives

i) The two stories that keep the normative in tact is Markosa’s Blog Post on Racism  and Allison’s Blog Post on Racism. These two blogs show the “quiet” racism if you will. they don’t have the language to know that it’s racism, and most of the time these stereotypes are enforced as that person grew up. They show… Continue reading Normative Narratives and Disrupting Normative Narratives Continue reading

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