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How do I read the world?

When I think back to my younger days of wanting to be a teacher, ( have for a while) I never remember being as excited about the diversity that will come along with it as I am now. I now realize that this was because I went to an almost all white elementary school and […] Continue reading

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Numeracy

Looking back at high school math classes, I remember mathematics being mostly focused on Eurocentric views. The only kind of discrimination I experienced during math was the word problems. All were all from a Eurocentric viewpoint (Around holidays, word problems would be based around Christian holidays). We were mostly focused on our culture dominant holidays, […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as Citizenship

In elementary school I was introduced to the idea of citizenship in a very broad, legal context. We went through definitions of citizenship, politics and more. In grade nine, I remember taking a social class where our teacher spoke of doing a lesson that expected us students to study for a pretend Canadian citizenship test […] Continue reading

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Rehabilitation and Colonization

As a country we need to recognize that Indigenous people have been on the land long before European settlers decided to claim it as their own. Before Britain got status over Canada, the French and Indigenous people were getting along well, however after the Seven Years War— when Britain claimed title over the lands of […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as citizenship

In school, they focused on making us the personally responsible citizen. The main way this was executed was through mandatory volunteering, or making Valentines/ Christmas/ Easter cards for our neighborhood and sending them out. We never learned much about being a ‘good citizen’ other than going through the definitions of citizenship, politics and more ( […] Continue reading

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Curriculum as Public Policy

Before Reading: I think school curricula is developed: By and for the dominant members of society By the provincial government  By teachers and educators  After Reading: School curricula is developed by the government and some subject experts. Usually, the person in control (government) exhibits the dominant culture. But what about everyone else? There are many […] Continue reading

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Treaty Ed

The benefit of teaching treaty ed is to provide background knowledge on the history of colonialism that happened within the First Nation’s community. If Treaty Ed is introduced, we have a better chance of reconciliation. Reconciliation is an incredibly important step for all of us to take. Without people being educated, many will not know […] Continue reading

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What makes a Good Student?

Throughout schooling, we are taught everyday what being a ‘good student’ looks like. Sitting down, proper body language, listening with your eyes and ears, etc. We know now, that these specific tasks are not always easy for everyone. Every student learns in a different way and has reasons for not being able to carry out […] Continue reading

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Jean Piaget Quote

The quote i chose to touch on is a quote by Jean Piaget: “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.” To me, this quote is something every future … Continue reading Jean Piaget Quote Continue reading

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