Week Three: Don’t Just Teach the Subject… BE the Subject

“The teacher should not only know her or his subject but “be” that subject.”It is clear throughout school that teachers need to be engaging in their lessons as then the students will thrive in their work. The quote clearly states that a good teacher does not just teach the content but they become apart of the content. It is someone who is not just teaching because that is their job but they are entirely invested and interested in that subject. They wonder and embody that subject so they have a

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Week Two: The Curriculum and its Historical Roots

I found this article to be quite relatable in my own schooling experience. Throughout my schooling, we inevitably had programs that were always planned. The teachers were to follow a set curriculum and then teach it to us. There was no real option of what they wanted to teach. I completed my schooling in Alberta, which is a much different schooling program than here in Saskatchewan. For example, every three years, grades 3, 6, 9 and then 12 had governmental exams. Our finals during these years

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You and Winter Are Essential In This World

Dear Noah,I miss you so much and wish you were here on this cold, snowy day. Today when I walked to class the air was so cold, I felt like an icicle. I honestly thought my toes were going to fall off which made the walk feel much longer than it actually was. The snow fiercely fell from the sky and glued to my frosty, red cheeks. As I looked around at the grey clouded sky, I desperately wished the suns rays would have kissed me since you are not here. I miss you. I want you here to spend these

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Week One: What is Curriculum?

Throughout this article many different key points were brought to my attention. I had never really thought about the idea of ‘common sense’ before Kumashiro discussed many different ideas. He defines ‘common sense’ as something we should be taught to do throughout the years. It is not something that we are going to be taught about suddenly, but rather through our lives we have been taught. He states; “Common sense does not tell us the this is what schools should be doing; it tells us that this

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CJ1: Experiences From the Environment

There has been many times throughout my life that I have felt connected to the environment, but where I feel the most connected is at my parents acreage where I grew up. I feel connected anytime I am out with my animals, especially my horses. The main story that comes to mind is when I got bucked off my horse (Oh, it has happened many times). I felt like I was apart of a rodeo when this occurrence took place. After lasting on the horse for quite some time, I was eventually bucked into mud and a

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