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Experiences Through School

            What I remember most about being in math class was the discrimination between myself and other people in my class. My class consisted of about 8 Filipino kids and the math teachers always expected them to do better than the rest of our class on any of the assignments or tests. When they wouldContinue reading “Experiences Through School” Continue reading

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How We Read the World

I grew up in a white middle class family in a very small community in SE Saskatchewan which led me to develop many internal biases. My community was pretty isolated to different cultures until I was in my middle school years when Filipinos began to move to our area. Until this though I did not […] Continue reading

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Curricula

            The curricula is developed by the government and other sanctioned authorities for use in schools. Curriculum is the official statement of what students are expected to know and be able to do at a certain point in school. The curriculum decisions are often based off of influences such as ideology, personal values, issues in […] Continue reading

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Treaty Education

Often schools that do not have a large Indigenous population believe that it is not important to educate their students of Treaty Education however, these schools are where Treaty Ed should most definitely be taught. In schools with a higher population of indigenous students their culture, beliefs, and ways of knowing often come as common […] Continue reading

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Place Based Education

Place-based education can is a way that brings both rehabilitation and decolonization into the classroom. When I consider these ideas, I often think of the way Indigenous people connect with the environment around them and how these ways have seen to be forgotten about by other cultures. Being able to connect students with the environment […] Continue reading

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The “Good” Student

There are many considerations that go in when thinking of a “good” student and how they act may be the biggest one. Often “good” students are known to be the ones that listen in class, get work in on time, participate in discussions, and follow the rules however, does this mean that if you cannot […] Continue reading

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Race and Curriculum

Certain classes/subjects in school such as social sciences, psychology, anthropology, etc. are constantly classifying people into groups. They use these groups to control others, or “for the good of the public” however, they are doing the very opposite of keeping others safe. By placing people into groups, it is creating differences and building walls between […] Continue reading

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Model’s of Curriculum

The four models of curriculum are transmitted, product, process, and praxis. Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted revolves around the syllabus. People using this approach are often more traditional in their teaching and use the textbook as the order to teach and focuses on the content. Curriculum as product is a way […] Continue reading

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Response to “Commonsense”

ECS 210                                                                                                                      Sept 9, 2019 Kumashiro defines “common sense to be something that is “routine and common place that they often go unquestioned”. He goes on to mention that different perspectives that may challenge common sense are “dismissed as irrelevant, inconsequential, or inappropriate. After all, common sense does not tell us that this is […] Continue reading

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Rachel's Education Journey 2019-09-16 19:15:07

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