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Week 6 Reflection: Supporting All Our Learners

Week 6 Reflection: Supporting All Our Learners

Shelley Moore This past week we had the opportunity to listen to Shelley Moore’s TED Talk, and her story about Daniel. The message of the video emphasizes the importance of presuming competence within our students. We need to trust that our students are competent learners and that they can learn. The student that Shelley was … Continue reading Week 6 Reflection: Supporting All Our Learners

Week 5 Reflection: Gender and Sexual Diversity

Week 5 Reflection: Gender and Sexual Diversity

Since our last class, we had the opportunity to attend a gender and sexual diversity workshop put on by URpride called “Building Positive Spaces for Gender and Sexually Diverse Students.”  As a cisgender, straight male, I have not experienced oppression based on my gender and sexual orientation.  However, teaching and growing up in rural Saskatchewan, … Continue reading Week 5 Reflection: Gender and Sexual Diversity

Week 3: World Travelling, Science as a Humanity, and Art and Culture

Week 3: World Travelling, Science as a Humanity, and Art and Culture

Playfulness, “World”-Travelling and Loving Perception The article Playfulness, “World”-Travelling and Loving Perception by Lugones discusses the importance of cross-cultural and cross-racial loving. I will be honest this article took me a lot to get through.  I often found myself going back and rereading parts to try to understand exactly what the author was addressing.  The paper … Continue reading Week 3: World Travelling, Science as a Humanity, and Art and Culture

Week 2: Curriculum and Connection to the Land

Week 2: Curriculum and Connection to the Land

We Are All Treaty People Cynthia Chamber’s article, “We Are All Treaty People”: The Contemporary Countenance of Canadian Curriculum Studies explores her family’s connection to the land, impact on the land, and the perpetuation of colonialism.  The past semester, I took a class on culturally relevant pedagogy that really focused on the importance of the … Continue reading Week 2: Curriculum and Connection to the Land

Week 1: Curriculum and Environmental Education

Week 1: Curriculum and Environmental Education

First off, I want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Curtis Bourassa; I live on Treaty 4 land in southeast Saskatchewan. At the time of this post, I am in my fifth year as a teacher, my third year as an Instructional Technology Consultant with South East Cornerstone Public School Division. … Continue reading Week 1: Curriculum and Environmental Education

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