EDTC 400 Mini-Lesson

Click here to look at the mini-lesson my classmates, Jesse and Liz, and I made for our class!

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Citizenship in the Classroom

Do you often think about what kind of citizen you were when you were in school? I never did until I read the article, What Kind of Citizenship? The Politics of Educating for Democracy, where authors Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne talk about three important types of citizens: The Personally Responsible, the Participatory, and the Justice …

Are Openness and Sharing in Schools Unfair to Students?

Many schools have begun utilizing the internet to engage their students in classroom work. They can share their students' achievements online using blogs or websites like Seesaw or Slack, allowing parents to also engage with their children's work. But can this process of posting students' work and classroom activities be bad for students? This was the …

Reading Response Four: Living our way to new thinking

In Nourishing the Learning Spirit, Battiste points out the importance of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, and how it is beneficial to First Nations students. However, to this day classrooms still continue to teach from a Eurocentric perspective, with no regard for Indigenous perspectives, thus leaving First Nations students behind. Learning is guided by the spirit, …

Field Experience

Each Wednesday morning I went to W.S. Hawrylak elementary school in Regina. I spent my morning working with a grade 2/3 class. Before I began my field experience, I was so nervous. The night before I drove to the school to find where it was, and I immediately felt dread. I had no idea what …