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Mathematics

Throughout elementary and high school, I was never one who excelled at math but I also didn’t fail at math either. I was average at it. I really disliked math because I felt that I wasn’t very good at it. That being said, I can’t think of a time in any math class that was […] Continue reading

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Single Stories and Biases

I grew up in a small town in a white, Catholic family. I was with the same 17 people I graduated with from Kindergarten to Grade 12. So, I think of my upbringing and schooling as very different from others. In my school, there was limited clubs and sports for students and therefore, there was […] Continue reading

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Curriculum and Treaty Education

According the Levin, school curricula is developed through various policies which “govern every aspect of education” (Levin, 2008). This makes sense that policies would contribute to the development and implementation of curricula. Something I found interesting that Levin stated is that most times decisions in regards to curriculum are made with very little to no […] Continue reading

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Treaty Education: “We are All Treaty People”

Treaty education is a subject that is very important to be taught. Treaty education is teaching about the treaties and the history of how these things came to be. Teaching treaty ed is a way to honour their existence and our country’s history that can often be overlooked. In the article, “We Are All Treaty […] Continue reading

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Learning from Place

            This article is about a river trip and held many examples of reinhabitation and decolonization. It discussed the goals and challenges of the 10-day river trip. I personally have not paid much attention to these two concepts so this article was a great start and enhanced my thinking on these topics. Reinhabitation and decolonization […] Continue reading

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What it means to be a good student

To be a good student is to follow and respect rules and expectations. A teacher will typically have expectations for their student’s which is what may be their criteria for a “good” student. For example, Kumashiro shared two stories of students in which he thought that the students were not good students. However, they just […] Continue reading

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Critical Summary: Maxine Greene with a Focus on Aesthetic Education

I chose to do my critical summary on Maxine Greene and a focus on aesthetic experience. I chose this topic because I have never really understood how big of a role the arts play in education until this year as I have been taking classes that require experimenting with the arts for student’s engagement. I […] Continue reading

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Smith – Curriculum Theory and Practice Response

The four models described in the article are transmitted, product, process, and praxis. The benefits of transmitted are it is an order of contents approach, it’s a process that knowledge is transmitted to the students in an effective way, and the teachers who follow this model often have no concerns with curriculum issues. The drawbacks […] Continue reading

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The Common Sense Response

Kumashiro believes that learning different methods is essential to improving as a teacher. Common sense limits what is considered to be consistent with the purposes of schooling. Also, Kumashiro stated that their goal in Nepal was to share with them what was known as more common sense in the United States. They felt that teaching […] Continue reading

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Tips from lectures

when making groups count of the amount of people you want IN the group not the amount of groups you want
think of ways to efficiently hand out papers
use Go Noodle for brain break
when asking the class questions wait 5-10 seconds after the question th… Continue reading

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