Being a Mentor.

Wow! When I look back over this semester, and see all of the progress that my mentees have made, all that I can say is, "wow!" If you're not sure what I'm talking about, let me explain. Over the course of the semester, as part of an assignment in EDTC 400, I was to mentor …

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Should Schools Stop Teaching Things That Can be Googled?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Have you ever found yourself googling things such as "how to multiply fractions", "how many ml in a liter", or "what is the capital of ___"? Or maybe you've found your self googling things like "how to lose weight", "how many days in a year", or "how many countries are …

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Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning: Does it or Does it Not

  The debates have begun! Each week, from now until April 12th, two students from EDTC 400 will participate in a debate.  This week's debate topic was "technology in the classroom enhances learning." In one corner, fighting for the topic, was Ashlee! In the other corner, fighting against the topic, was Raeann! Who won me …

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My Digital Identity

First of all, do I Even Have a Digital Identity? Like nearly everyone in the world today, I do indeed have a digital identity. At the most, I post to social media maybe once or twice a month, which for some people, that might seem like an awfully low number, but despite my lack of …

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Introduction!

Hey there EDTC peeps! Thanks for checking out my blog. In the following video I will introduce myself, share a few of my favourite hobbies, and list my three goals for EDTC 400. Also, since I literally just re-installed Twitter on my phone, feel free to check out my Twitter profile! https://youtu.be/HYMPr4GUVKo  

Inuit vs. Eurocentric Mathematics

Oppression and discrimination in Eurocentric teaching practice: While the Indigenous way of life is cyclical with different parts that work together in balance and harmony, the European way of life is linear with one mindset that is always working towards bigger and better things. The way I was taught math directly relates to Eurocentric views- …

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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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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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Drawing to Music

GRADE 5 ARTS EDUCATION - Visual Art/Music Lesson Template Lesson Time Required: 50 minutes Required Resources and Materials: Blank Paper Pencils/Pencil Crayons/Markers Speakers or another way to play music Access to a way to play whatever music the students may choose Tables to colour at Grade Level and Conceptual Focus: Grade 5 (Pop Culture) Key …

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