Attached is Melanie and I's summary of learning! We chose to use a video as our medium because we felt that we could capture what we learned best through both text, skits, and music. Obviously the video does not include every single thing that we learned this semester in ECS210, but it definitely encompasses what … Continue reading ECS 210 Summary of Learning
Situation: Cynthia "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 from the perspective of the First … Continue reading Dear Cynthia,
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) 1. List some of the … Continue reading Learning from Place
"We need to be examining our lessons and lenses, their political implications, and possible alternatives.... we need to put front and center the very things we do not want in our teaching, the very things we do not even know are in our teaching.” How has curriculum shaped the teacher you are today? What hidden … Continue reading Roots
Given the complex relationships between formal curricula, political power, and the social order, what agency do classroom teachers have in enacting curriculum? It was interesting to hear in our lecture about how divided the curriculum interests are, let alone the decisions that drive it. Where is the power coming from and where is it being … Continue reading Who’s hegemony is it anyway?
According to Kumashiro, a "good" student, in common sense terms: listens well, respects authority, produces teacher-curated work, has a "teachable" learning style, and meets the teacher's expectations through "behaving and thinking in certain ways" (p. 21). The types of students that are privileged by this definition of the good student are usually white, middle - … Continue reading What does it mean to be a good student according to common sense?
"The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences" -Loris Malaguzzi This quote helps to declare that as teachers, we need to be giving students the tools and opportunities to learn and grow and understand who they are and what they are good … Continue reading Inspired – Education Quote