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Curriculum as Numeracy – Atausik + Atausik = Marruuk

After reading this week’s assigned readings and viewing regarding Curriculum as Numeracy, my thoughts immediately went to the cultural diversity that exists in our school systems.  It made me think of my future classroom and the possibility that an Inuit student from Nunavik, (as discussed in “Teaching mathematics and the Inuit community” by Louise Poirier) … Continue reading Curriculum as Numeracy – Atausik + Atausik = Marruuk Continue reading

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Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

A person’s perspective is a unique way of viewing the world.  It is the lens through which you see things around you and how you shape your reality. Each person interprets the world “using lenses that have been colored by our unique identities and life experiences” (Kumarshiro, 76).  Although everyone is involved in the process … Continue reading Things Aren’t Always As They Seem Continue reading

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On the Frontline

The Curriculum.  It’s huge.  It’s pages upon pages of content, objectives, expectations, instructional practices, outcomes, and indicators. It is purposeful. It is powerful. It’s daunting.  To a new teacher it can be overwhelming and exhausting.  Before reading Ben Levin’s article, “Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in School” (2008), I have … Continue reading On the Frontline Continue reading

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Dear Future Educator:

First of all, let me write that I applaud your enthusiasm and passion, and yet, at the same time, sense your level of frustration.  Please do not despair and realize that your emotions are not unwarranted. If you are genuinely trying, “it should be angering, it should be frustrating, it should be motivating…it should be … Continue reading Dear Future Educator: Continue reading

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Live In the Moment

  The identity of Indigenous peoples, their culture and lifestyle, is based on their relationship with the natural environment.  Living by natural laws set out by the Creator, these laws ensured balance and harmony for human survival. Every aspect of their existence, was shaped by a dependence on the land.  The article, “Learning from Place: … Continue reading Live In the Moment Continue reading

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Every Child Matters

Monday, September 30th is designated Orange Shirt Day in Canada. It is a day to recognize, honour, and commemorate the Indigenous children who were removed from their homes and forced to attend residential schools in Canada.  This day identifies the harm inflicted on many generations of children and to ensure that every child matters.  Across … Continue reading Every Child Matters Continue reading

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Critical Summary Regarding Science Fairs in the Curriculum

As a core subject in Canadian curriculums, the reality of science education is that it is being taught by many teachers who have limited scientific backgrounds and by many who consider it an imposition and a threat to their professional expertise.  From my limited classroom experience, I can already see that science is often put … Continue reading Critical Summary Regarding Science Fairs in the Curriculum Continue reading

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C is for Curriculum

It is August.  A start to a new school year.  The desks are strategically arranged.  The pencils are precisely sharpened.  The classroom walls are carefully adorned with motivational posters.  All that is left is to sit behind my desk and plan.  Oh gosh!  I take a big sigh and look at the Grade 9 Saskatchewan … Continue reading C is for Curriculum Continue reading

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The Problem of Common Sense

Every action we decide to make is evolved around Common Sense. Common sense is based on decisions of pervious actions that have taken place, which will then become a norm and influence how we decide to proceed. In the article “The Problem of Common Sense” it brings attention that not all common sense is appropriate. … Continue reading The Problem of Common Sense Continue reading

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