Author Archives: Brayden Larson

Mathematics Experience/ Inuit Mathematics

1. At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics … Continue reading Mathematics Experience/ Inuit Mathematics Continue reading

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Biases, Lenses/ “Single Stories”

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? Watching Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted Talk has really opened my eyes on how I have viewed the world. I believed the same topics she does such as … Continue reading Biases, Lenses/ “Single Stories” Continue reading

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Levin’s Article/ Treaty Education

Part 1) According to the Levin article, how are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of school curriculum? Is there anything that surprises you or maybe that concerns you? School curricula are developed and implemented with many different individuals and parties involved. Typically, in … Continue reading Levin’s Article/ Treaty Education Continue reading

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Treaty Education

1. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? I believe that the purpose of treaty education has three components to it. Or at least three reasons as to why it should … Continue reading Treaty Education Continue reading

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Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing. Critical Pedagogy of Place Blog Post

Respond to the following prompts: The article suggests that a “critical pedagogy of place” aims to: a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74). … Continue reading Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing. Critical Pedagogy of Place Blog Post Continue reading

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“Good” Student Blog Post

What does it mean to be a “good” student according to the commonsense? Which students are privileged by this definition of the good student? What is made impossible to see/understand/believe because of these commonsense ideas? When I think of what it means to be a “good student” I think of a student who is respectful … Continue reading “Good” Student Blog Post Continue reading

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Place-Based Curriculum Introduction

Take a look at the possible scholars and/or concepts/topics. Then, choose either a scholar or a topic/concept and begin to explore them/it. You might find a quote or an article that piques your interest. In your blog post, practice creating a short summary of what you have found. Then, finish up your blog post by … Continue reading Place-Based Curriculum Introduction Continue reading

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Curriculum Theory and Practice, Mark Smith 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 curriculum were prominent in your own schooling experience? What did these models make possible/impossible in the classroom? Be sure to refer to the assigned article in your post. Mark Smith describes … Continue reading Curriculum Theory and Practice, Mark Smith Response Continue reading

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Commonsense Response Reading

Respond to the following writing prompt in two to three paragraphs: How does Kumashiro define ‘commonsense?’ Why is it so important to pay attention to the ‘commonsense’? Kumashiro defines commonsense as “what everybody should know.” However, has Kumashiro describes in his introduction chapter, is different cultures and places on earth showcase different kinds of commonsense. … Continue reading Commonsense Response Reading Continue reading

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Where I See Myself?

Message to self: Brayden, I think you made an awesome career choice in choosing the education path. You have always wanted to give back to the community and this is a great opportunity. Just remember along this path, there are going to be speed bumps and construction zones. It is not no easy ride that … Continue reading Where I See Myself? Continue reading

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