Written Response

I chose to do a written response regarding the story “Brown Kid Can’t Be In Our Club”.  Following the few lines from my paper, you will find a link to the full written response.

“To start off, the main reason I chose this particular story is because my boyfriend is from Jamaica and we are a bi-racial couple.”

“As a white person, I cannot say that I completely understand what people of other races feel when they are being discriminated against, but I have had a small taste of what it would be like. “

“I believe that teaching students about different races and getting into topics about race and skin colour at a young age can help the students in many ways.”

“Although teaching these topics can be difficult, I feel that it is essential for all students to learn them.”


ECS 210 Written Response

We Are All Treaty People

On Monday, we had a guest lecturer for our ECS 210 class. Claire Kreuger did a presentation about Treaty Education and I don’t think I’m wrong by saying many, if not all, of the students enjoyed it. I found this lecture extremely beneficial!

Claire shared with us some of the ways she has integrated Treaty Education into her classroom and how she used technology to expand on it. I really appreciated that she shared the mistakes that she has made for us to learn from. I also enjoyed seeing and hearing examples of the projects her students have completed. It is always good to remember not to estimate your students because those grade 3/4’s did some amazing work!!

It’s important to remember that as educators, it is our job to deliver Treaty Education and that the students do value the information. Teaching Treaty Ed can be far from easy, but nothing is impossible!!

I strongly suggest checking out Claire’s blog:
http://treatypeople.edublogs.org

Teacher as….

Kumashiro describes 3 types of programs in teacher educations. These 3 types of programs are teacher as learned practitioner, teacher as researcher, and teacher as professional. I feel that “teacher as researcher” and “teacher as learned practitioner” both relate  more to my experience at the U of R. Teacher as researcher goes over a lot with self-reflection and life-long learning, which is something that I have done a lot with in this program. Teacher as learned practitioner focuses on who my learners are, what I need to teach, and how I’m going to teach it. This is also something that has been discussed in my program, especially in regards to ESL students.