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ECS 210: Math, The Universal Language? Think Again

Math. A subject that either sparks a groan or excitement from students and teachers alike. I know my personal experience with math has been less than ideal and I know how much I struggled with it. There was no part of me growing up that enjoyed math. It made me cry more often than not […] Continue reading

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ECS 210: “Single Stories” Fact or Fiction (Definitely Fiction)

Being from a rural town in Saskatchewan I have been shaped by my upbringing. How I “read the world” is very different from how other people would see the world. I grew up with people who looked exactly like me, all blonde hair and blue-eyed. There was little representation in my small town, and I […] Continue reading

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Who Makes Your Curriculum?

According to Levin, a curriculum is developed by the government for teachers to use to make engaged and responsive students. There is public interest, expert advice, politicians, communities, Board of Education, churches, parents, textbook companies and teacher impute that go into making a curriculum. There is a of third-party interests that control what is placed […] Continue reading

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ECS 210: Teaching Treaty Ed in Schools

After class last Monday and having interesting and thoughtful discussions I really have changed my mindset about how we are teaching Treaty Ed in school. Growing up in a small town beside a reserve (Fishing Lake Reserve) we talked about treaties and First Nations people. I grew up being taught the history of Canada from […] Continue reading

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ECS 210: Reinhabitation and Decolonization

In the article Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing by Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin, reinhabitation and decolonization appear within the first few lines. This entire article is an amazing approach to trying to get Cree youth involved within their own culture and community. It is a fantastic […] Continue reading

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Commonsense: What it Means to be a “Good” Student

A good student according to commonsense is someone who follows the general rules posted within the classroom. They never question why a teacher would assign that, they sit and do their work, and they make little noise. When a question is asked, they raise their hand, and they answer it accordingly. A “good” student is … Continue reading Commonsense: What it Means to be a “Good” Student Continue reading

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Sexual Education in the Curriculum: ECS Critical Reading

For my critical reading assignment, the topic I chose to develop more and have a deeper understanding of was sexual education within the curriculum. For me personally, I find that sexual education is one of the least talked about subjects in schools. The idea of consent is not discussed in schools and it leaves students … Continue reading Sexual Education in the Curriculum: ECS Critical Reading Continue reading

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“Curriculum Theory and Practice” Response

What are the four models of curriculum described in the article, and what are the main benefits and/or drawbacks of each? What model(s) of the curriculum were prominent in your own schooling experience? What did these models make possible/impossible in the classroom?             1.Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted: Syllabi This model … Continue reading “Curriculum Theory and Practice” Response Continue reading

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“The Problem of Commonsense” Response

How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Common sense steams from tradition and a lack of advancement. It is “common sense” that in our schooling we would teach French because it is Canada’s recognized second language. It is familiar to parents and elderly people because it … Continue reading “The Problem of Commonsense” Response Continue reading

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Blog Post 9: Professionalism

All these readings were interesting because it pertained more to what I think teachers should learn. In ECS 200 I find that sometimes I cannot relate nor understand what we are talking about because it seems so vague and difficult. There are so many different factors I had never considered before, and it is more … Continue reading Blog Post 9: Professionalism Continue reading

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