Week 8: Teaching Indigenous Content Through a Non-Indigenous Lens

  The narritive within "Learning From Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing", in its self, is a source of reinhabitation and decolonization. When the articpiapnts partook in tradition Mushkegowuk practices such as river trips, they were walking in the shoes that INdigenous people group. When they listeneed to the elders speak, and …

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Last Day at Wascana Daycare

Well, I have officially put in my 20 hours of volunteering at Wascana Daycare. I think that I may continue to go for a few more days though because I enjoy it so much! Looking back at my first CBSL post, I was fairly accurate. Something that wasn't quite right was that I said that …

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Pre-Internship Day 3: Science and a Warm Heart

I wasn't as nervous today! My communication was much better and I don't think I said "guys" at all and my use of "k" and "okay" was minimal. I still need to work on not saying "k"  but "okay" is proper English so that's ok... (see what I did there). Referring to the students as grade …

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More Problems With Common Sense

According to "commonsense", a good student is one who is quiet with two feet on the ground and hands folded on top of their desk. They ask the right questions at the right times without challenging the teacher; they are not a disturbance to their teacher or fellow "good" students. Their work replicates the teacher's …

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Week 8 (Tiana)

3 Things I learned: I had never thought of the little interactions with other adults that teachers have. They spend the majority of their day with youth and rarely discuss their teaching practice with other teachers. As my peers and I go through our pre-internship, we are partnered up and get together every week to …

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Pre-Internship Day 2: Math and Anxiety

Today I taught my first math lesson. Having been my first lesson taught to real students ever, I was sooooo anxious! Adding math to the situation did not help things. I have felt slightly nauseous the past couple days and barely slept last night but I feel like I am on cloud nine now! My lesson …

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Week 7 (Tiana)

3 Things I Learned: The first thing I learned is that it is good to take risks and make mistakes in order to learn. Yerks (2004) explains,"The mistakes I made in the front of the classroom is when I learned the most... Each mistake was a critical incident in my development and I spent the …

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Autonomous vs Ideological Models of Literacy

This week we had two readings pertaining to literacy in the curriculum. In New Literacies Studies: Next Stages, Brian Street describes two models of literacy: autonomous and ideological. In “Debates in Literacy”, Jonathan Eakle debates whether we "read to learn" or "learn to read". Looking at the art's ed curriculum, I can see that both the autonomous and …

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Pre-Internship Day 1: Introduction

I have officially finished day one of my pre-internship and it was amazing; Whoop whoop! Our students appeared to enjoy our activity as much as Molly and I did despite it being quite lengthy. The only thing I would change about today is perhaps our chosen activity. Rather than doing one long activity-- which lost …

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Week 6 (Tiana)

3 Things I Learned: The first thing I learned was that while I consider myself a conservative individual, I seem to lean towards more democratic educational philosophies such as progressivism, existentialism, and pragmatism. I believe what I believe but am open-minded. Our society is full of diversity whether that be race, religion, sexuality, or politics. …

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