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Week 11: People of the Seventh Fire

Week 11: People of the Seventh Fire

This week one of the assigned readings was a chapter from Robin Kimmerer’s (2013) book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdoms, scientific knowledge, and the teaching of plants. The chapter was Shkitagen: People of the Seventh Fire. As I read the chapter, I reflected on my experience with fire. The manner that Kimmerer expresses respect for the … Continue reading Week 11: People of the Seventh Fire

Week 10: Elder Teachings About the Natural Curriculum and Treaty Education for Engaged Citizenship

Week 10: Elder Teachings About the Natural Curriculum and Treaty Education for Engaged Citizenship

This past week we had the privilege of listening and reflecting on the knowledge shared with us from Elder Alma Poitras.  Elder Alma shared with us about the natural curriculum.  What resonated with me is the connection to the land in the teachings of the natural curriculum.  Elder Alma discussed learning from the animals, including … Continue reading Week 10: Elder Teachings About the Natural Curriculum and Treaty Education for Engaged Citizenship

Week 9: Silencing Aboriginal Content Through Multiculturalism

Week 9: Silencing Aboriginal Content Through Multiculturalism

This week I am dedicating an entire blog post to Verna St. Denis’s (2011) article Silencing Aboriginal Curricular Content and Perspectives Through Multiculturalism: ‘There are other children here.’  The article focuses on the use of multiculturalism to limit the incorporation of Indigenous content and ways of knowing in schools (p. 207).  This provides an opportunity … Continue reading Week 9: Silencing Aboriginal Content Through Multiculturalism

Week 8: Scope of Moral Consideration and Ethical Space

Week 8: Scope of Moral Consideration and Ethical Space

This past week I have had some time to reflect on my personal scope of moral considerations and moral extensionism. Cunningham & Cunningham (2017) state, “Extending moral value to others is known as moral extensionism.” Furthermore, they define moral value as the idea of worth, as well as responsibility. I see have I have granted … Continue reading Week 8: Scope of Moral Consideration and Ethical Space

Week 7 Reflection: Decolonization is Not a Metaphor

Week 7 Reflection: Decolonization is Not a Metaphor

This week I really focused my attention on the article by Tuck and Yang Decolonization is Not a Metaphor (2012). This article I have seen referenced numerous times in many of the readings I have done for other classes. However, I believe that this is such an important topic and work that settlers need to … Continue reading Week 7 Reflection: Decolonization is Not a Metaphor

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

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