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Curriculum as Literacy

We are bringing this full circle! We began with Kumashiro and now we are ending with him. This time we focused on the chapter “Examples from English Literature” to talk about our own experiences with English in school. A big focus in this reading was t… Continue reading

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Teaching Mathematics

As a math major, I love talking about ways we can teach math within the classroom. I’m very passionate about ensuring all students can understand their mathematical potential because every student has that potential. If someone is telling them otherwis… Continue reading

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Citizenship in the Classroom

Do you often think about what kind of citizen you were when you were in school? I never did until I read the article, What Kind of Citizenship? The Politics of Educating for Democracy, where authors Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne talk about three imp… Continue reading

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Summary of Learning for ECS 210

Hey everyone! Here’s my summary of learning for ECS 210. ECS 210 was such an amazing class to be a part of and I’m so happy to have gotten the experience. https://youtu.be/_EEFi9U9NUU Continue reading

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The Purpose of Treaty Ed

As part of my classes for my three-week block, I have picked up a Social Studies 30 course. This past week we have been discussing the concept of standard of living and looking at the different standards across Canada. I tried to introduce this concept… Continue reading

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The Importance of Learning from Place

In the reading Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing by Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner, and Edmund Metatawabin, I was introduced to two terms: Rehabilitation and Decolonization. Of course, I had heard the terms bef… Continue reading

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Curriculum and How It’s Developed

Before Reading School curricula are developed with a bit of teacher input, but it is mostly developed by the Government of Education and superintendents of curriculum. While the superintendents are important and were once teachers as well, their input … Continue reading

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How Can Common Sense Hurt Students?

In chapter two of Against Common Sense, Kevin Kumashiro introduces us to two students: M and N. M was his pre-school student that didn’t follow a lot of rules in the classroom. Of course, this was never intentional on M’s part. When given restrictions … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Being Neutral?

For this week, we were tasked to find a quote from an educational theorist and analyze it. I myself picked a quote from Paulo Freire: “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be… Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

As a student, I became accustomed to the Tyler Rationale without being aware of its presence. It was established to ensure that all students reached the same goal after they finished a class. It uses “curriculum as an attempt to achieve certain ends.” … Continue reading

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