Having Gale come into the class and speak to us about math was a nice sort of change. I have taken a class with Gale in the past, so I have seen her passion for math and had the pleasure of learning more about numeracy in the classroom. Thinking back to my own math experiences, … Continue reading Numeracy in the Classroom
This week we learned about stories, and people who only take into account single stories of situations when in reality there is never just one. In my school there was a lot of 'single stories'. Things were often taught from one point of view, and that view was the one of the teacher. I definitely … Continue reading How many stories?
Talking about citizenship this week was a bit different for me because when I was in school, we didn't really talk about it. I don't think we were ever taught what a citizen was or how it applied to us; they told us we were Canadian Citizens but that's about it. I think that education about … Continue reading What are Citizens?
I think Treaty Education is extremely important in all schools because we ARE all treaty people, so this is our history too. Reading that email, I am not surprised at all. I came from a small, rural town that couldn't care less about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit education and history; it is taken as … Continue reading The Importance of Treaty Education
The article we read this week discussed space and what it has to do with learning and curriculum. I believe that the space you are in and the feeling and impression that space gives can make all the difference to students. If a student feels safe, happy, and welcome in a space, I think they … Continue reading Space and Learning
Before doing the reading, I'm going to be a bit naive and say that curricula comes from a combination of Government and teachers working together to decide what is best and what is necessary for students. I say that because that is where I hope curricula comes from and that is how I think we would … Continue reading Development of Curricula
This topic is huge I feel. What does it mean to be 'good'? In what context does your definition apply? I am here to talk about what defines a good student--because there is totally a definition to go by. According to common sense, you could say that a 'good student' is well behaved. Well now … Continue reading What Does ‘Good’ Mean Anyway?