Author Archives: JESSICA LINDBLAD - ECS 210 Blog

Mathematics In Schools.

Growing up I had a lot of mixed feelings in school about math. I had teachers who were very good at teaching math and some who were not. My grade 3 and 4 years of school I had a teacher who taught math in a way that was stressful but effective during the time. When learning our time tables she would make us do “tests” where a video would tell us “this x this” and we would have about 10 seconds to write the answer down. Not only did you not get to see the question but if y […] Continue reading

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Lenses and Single Stories.

For me, my upbringing especially in school shaped how I “read the world”. I learned lots from my family and the people around me what is right and wrong and that anyone can be who they want to be. I learned to be careful about social media and people around me on the streets. I went to school here in Regina but live outside of the city. I have always viewed things a little differently than others. Throughout my time in school, we read a lot of books that were white, westernized with […] Continue reading

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Building Citizens in Education.

Throughout my K-12 schooling experience, I never recognized education as citizenship education. I went to both elementary and high school here in Regina and each school worked very hard on being an inclusive, caring school. The most I remember from my elementary schooling was recycling and volunteering our time a couple of times a year to spend at the folks home across the street from our elementary school. We would play games, chat and dance with them and would visit them on holidays when […] Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Treaty Education.

In response to this email it is very unfortunate that schools and teachers don’t understand the importance of teaching Treaty Education in the classroom. It can be very difficult to teach something when there’s very little support given. It is important that students and educators understand and learn the importance of Treaty Education because “We are all Treaty people”.The purpose of teaching Treaty Education or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) content and perspectives w […] Continue reading

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Playing A Role in Curriculum Policies and Politics

According to Levin’s article Curriculum Policy and the Politics of what Should be Learned in Schools, school curricula is developed and implemented by many parties that you might expect and some you might not. Teachers, along with what are considered to be “experts” in the fields or subjects are one of the main contributors to the school systems curriculum. While this makes a rich and very structured learning program and outline for the classroom it can also make it hard for th […] Continue reading

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Learning From Place

A) Some ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization throughout the narrative is:Bringing community together Importance of land and waterCreating audio Documentary(participates/interviewers)Connecting youth and eldersYouth having voices Cree language and concepts in the minds of youth and elders.  Connections to nature for children’s emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual development.   The article talks about the study of trying to reconnec […] Continue reading

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A “Good” Student According to Commonsense.

What does it mean to be a good student according to commonsense? Well when you think about what a “good” student looks like in a classroom, this student probably sits and listens, actively participates in class discussions, does their work best to their ability and is not disruptive. These students tend to learn from the traditional way of teaching which makes some believe they are “good” students. This could be seen as only certain behaviors and ways of thinkin […] Continue reading

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Learning Disabilities In Schools (Critical Summary)

When looking through the list of scholars and topics/concepts there was one that immediately stood out to me and that was the topic of disability. While I have always been very interested in different disabilities found throughout schools I was drawn to learning disabilities in schools and the curriculum because of personal family and friends experiences. The main article I am focusing on is School Reform: Opportunities for Excellence and Equity for Individuals with Learning Disabilities by Bett […] Continue reading

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Smith-“Curriculum Theory and Practice”   (Week 2 Response)

a)Throughout my own schooling I have not noticed much of the Tyler Rationale because growing up I never really thought about the curriculum and assessments as anything more than just being apart of what you did while I was in school. For my schooling the closest experience to the Tyler rationale I can think of would be learning math. We would be told what we were going to learn, how to learn it, and then homework assignments and tests would be given to show your understanding. The subject math i […] Continue reading

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“The Problem of Common Sense”-Kumashiro (Week 1 Response)

Kumashiro defines ‘common sense’ as what everyone should know. It is something that is different around the world and throughout different lifestyles. What people grow up learning and which is apart of their normal life knowledge and/or routine. For example, it is common sense to eat but to different people that might not mean three times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner but only two big meals in a day. This can also be seen in how people view water, time, privacy, and other displa […] Continue reading

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