My video talks about four major topics that I found really influential and important throughout this course. There are obviously other topics that were discussed, but I found these topics to be fairly useful in implementing in my classroom. My video talks about the topics of common sense, racism, treaty education and the good student. … More Digital Storytelling- “My Course Reflection”
We have gone over many important topics in lecture and seminar for this class. One topic that really stuck with me was on race. Diversity and race are all around us. Sometimes we fear it and sometimes we embrace it. It is such a sad thing to say that we live in a racist world … More We live in a racist world
Learning and teaching about Treaty Education and Aboriginal culture is so important in classrooms today. I think that whether you have aboriginal students in your classroom, you as a teacher, need to implement these cultural aspects. Students learn about different cultures than their own, which I think it so important. Students should have the opportunity … More Treaty Education is Essential
Obviously Curriculum is very important to being able to teach. Without it, we wouldn’t have a guideline of what to teach. Curriculum has shaped the teacher I am today by showing me what teachers are always supposed to implement in the classroom. In a sense, it is so much more than that. It shows me … More Curriculum Shapes Us
Obviously curriculum plays an important role in education and teaching. The role of the teacher is equally or even more important. Teachers go through years of schooling, learning about the do’s and don’ts about teaching, the best methods to teach and lesson plans etc. Wouldn’t you think that the person who has gone through all … More Who has all the power?
Chapter two of “Against Common Sense,” really defined what is meant by a good student and how they exhibit “common sense” behaviour. According to common sense, a good student is one who sits quietly, does their work, and doesn’t question the teacher or the curriculum. One part of the chapter that displays this that really … More How is the “good” student good?
“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” – Anonymous I chose this quote because I think it really speaks to how even though teachers should be educating children on life, that they also should be aware that that is not all what education is about. To me … More Educational Quote
Throughout my entire middle year and high school days, there was always organized assignments followed by tests at the end of the unit or semester. Our school was very organized and structured like Tyler’s Rationale. There was always a purpose to what the teachers were teaching us, how the information was arranged and organized and … More Teaching Tyler’s Rationale
In the article about common sense, Kumashiro noticed while teaching in Napal was that it was quite different than the American way. In one instance she states that “exam approach to teaching had become so ingrained in the practices of Napal schools as to have become a part of ‘common sense.’” It was almost like … More Common Sense In Schools