The Good Student; Language Matters When We Talk About Students.

In today’s English, we have grown very lax with our choice of words, for better or for worse. In everyday speech, our command of the language is usually strong enough to make our intent understood, but when we are using our words to describe students, it is imperative that we understand exactly what we are … Continue reading The Good Student; Language Matters When We Talk About Students.

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Demonstration of Learning

My philosophy of assessment and evaluation has changed throughout this semester due to this class (ECS 410) and my pre-internship experience.  I thought I knew a little about assessment but this class showed me there is so much more to it than I thought.  Also, now I know the difference between assessment and evaluation, at […]

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ECS 410 – Blog Post #3

Pre-internship has been an amazing experience and I have learned a lot about teaching and assessment.  I have seen some variety of assessment strategies used in the math classes I have observed and/or taught, but a majority of the assessment strategies are tests, quizzes, diagnostic tests and homework assignments.  Some classes though, like a Workplace […]

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ECS 410 – Blog Post #2

This week in my assessment class we were asked to read chapter seven and eight from the textbook Making Classroom Assessment Work written by Anne Davies.  In this reflection, I will talk about some parts of the assigned readings and discuss an article I found online. In chapter seven, there was an example of a […]

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ECS 410 – Blog Post #1

We had a guest presentation this week in our assessment class from the Ministry of Education.  There were many discussions that we had and one of them that stuck out to me was the following question: is ’47 a 50’?, which means that at the end of the semester if a student has a 47% […]

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Treaty Education

Treaty Education is required to be taught to all grade levels, yet there are teachers who do not teach Treaty Education for whatever their reason is.  What bugs me is that teachers do not take math units out of what they teach because they do not think they need to teach it, but somehow teachers […]

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Learning from Place

For my education class we were asked to read Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk ways of Knowing written by Jean-Paul Restoule, Sheila Gruner and Edmund Metawabin and find examples of decolonization in the reading.  In the reading it states the following: “Bringing generations of community members together on the land advanced the […]

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A “Good” Student

This week in my education class, we were asked to read and respond to a reading by Kevin K. Kumashiro titled “Against Common Sense”, chapter two “Preparing Teachers for Crisis: What it Means to Be a Student”.  A few weeks ago, I talked about what “common sense” is and how it is different from culture […]

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Common Sense?

For the first week of my ECS 210 class we were asked to write a blog post based on our thoughts about a part of a book titled, Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, written by Kevin Kumashiro.  At the beginning of the article, what Kumashiro defines common sense as what everyone should […]

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