My CBSL Experience Reflection!

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The Benefits of Inclusive Learning

3 Thins I Learned: Originally, I hadn't put much thought into the benefits of inclusive classrooms. My understanding was that by being around people of other abilities, students would feel more comfortable with difference. This "comfort" only benefited the disabled students, and that was enough. Boy, was I not getting the full picture. For disabled students, …

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Response to The Secret Path

3 Things I Learned: Hearing Chanie Wenjack's story through song fostered a sense of empathy within me that I have never experienced. The sentimental lyrics by Gord Downie and the beautiful yet eerie illustrations by Jeff Lemire create a heart-wrenching story that tells of Canada's darkest moments. Despite hearing countless stories similar to this, The Secret …

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(Tiana) Week 10: “Smear the Queer”

3 Things I Learned: The first thing I noted as something learned was that " The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has estimated that thirty percent of all youth suicides are committed by gay, lesbian and bisexual youth ( p. 193).  Not knowing if the statistic had changed or not since 2009, 30% …

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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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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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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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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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My First Day at Wascana Daycare

I have been having the privilege of volunteering at Wascana Daycare on campus at the U of R. It is one of two daycares on the campus and takes children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years. My initial impressions were fantastic ones! The workers keep at ensuring the environment is calm, natural, …

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Week 4 Tiana

3 Things I Learned: The first thing I learned from this chapter is that there are multiple ways of reinforcment: verbal reinforcment directed at one's self by another individual, vicarious reinforcment that is observed, or self reinforcment which is regulated by an indivual to themselves and is important in education for both students and teachers …

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