When I think back to my elementary mathematic days, I think of the Math Makes Sense Textbook. Unfortunately, math didn’t make sense to a lot of people. I was very fortunate to catch on to the word problems and would often try to help my fellow classmates who couldn’t get the ‘right’ answer. Sometimes I … Continue reading Mathematic Differences
My schooling has shaped me to look at the world from a white, English person’s perspective. A lot of the stories and novels that we read in school limited my knowledge about the outside world. As Kumashiro states, “the writings of different groups of people in this world can expose students to experiences and ideas … Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy
I attended a K-12 school in the small community of Quill Lake where citizenship education was apparent but hidden at the same time. By this I mean we had some students who wanted to be involved and learn more about civic engagement. These students were more educated about the topics of honesty, self-discipline, hard work … Continue reading Good Citizens
Dear pre-internship student, I am sorry to hear about this tough situation you are dealing with. It is very important to introduce concepts from the perspective of First Nations people and be sure that Treaty Education is embedded in your classrooms. It is us teachers who show our children what to believe and how to … Continue reading Treaty Education
Part 1/ Who is it that makes and designs the curriculum? When I was reading the first few pages of this reading, the only word that was appearing on the page was POLITICS. I continued to read where I soon learned that “politics is about power” (Levin, pg.8). Politics significantly influences the development of the … Continue reading Curriculum Development & Implementation
Bringing together generations of community members and learning about historical pieces of land can benefit intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development. Traditional knowledge and relationships are declining among younger generations. There are many ways to encourage all community members and young children to discuss the importance of their land and culture. By bringing generations … Continue reading Curriculum as Place
To be classified as a “good” student, one must follow all the common-sense rules and have school set as their top priority. This good student must attend all classes, finish all homework to the best of their ability, receive high grades, and always be willing to learn and quietly pay attention in class. Being able … Continue reading Who Are The “Good” Students?
Sex education is important for healthy sexual behaviors among all humans. “The purpose of sex education as said by Professor Gawshi (Madani,2003) is to provide the right knowledge to the children in preparation to adapt better to the sexual attitudes in the future life.” (Tirtawinata,2016). The curriculum does not have clear objectives in regard to … Continue reading Should Sex Ed. Be Taught in School?
I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone and I never realized it, but I have experienced the Tyler rationale and continue to pick up on small pieces of it when I teach in my hometown. Throughout my elementary and high school years, some teachers had strictly organized day plans resulting in … Continue reading Tyler Rationale Limitations & Benefits
After reading Kumashiro’s article on common sense, the definition that comes to mind is any form of teaching or knowledge that has become accustomed to the surrounding area and fits into their normal, every day lives. The world has become so used to following the ground rules that have been in place for years, resulting … Continue reading Stand Your Ground