During a recent Zoom class, which normally lasts about four hours, I realized I have a really hard time attending to four hours of video talking... ARG! It just hurts my eyes and I feel drained from the focused attention on the screen. Ok, enough complaining, Mario!!! While the class was on,. I needed to … Continue reading An Impromptu Lesson in Craftiness – Scrap Material Canvas Stretcher
I selected my three colours and started my personal worrying about how to use them... This is what I decided (to start with)... Note: These are all pébéo brand Studio Acrylic, high viscosity, opaque paints: I'll use Light Ultramarine Blue for my blacks, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue for my whites, and Cadmium Red Hue for … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – The First Brushstrokes
Note: This is the term paper for my EDUC 454 (Summer 2020): a class about the inclusive classroom and culturally responsive curricula. I have made every effort to correctly include my references for any future study you wish to make on this subject. You will note a tie-in with the term paper posted yesterday Titled: … Continue reading How Indigenizing the curricula can lead to a more inclusive classroom
I had no conscious definition for Multiculturalism prior to reading the Fleras chapter: 50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism. I accepted a vague idea that Canada was a cultural mosaic without fully understanding what that meant. My formative experiences of living in the Greater Montreal Area had led me to accept ethnic neighbourhoods as places I … Continue reading My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”
Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence
TedTalk Review: The Danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I came across this TedTalk about four years ago while doing research on identity and purpose for this blog. It then came up again as recommendations from the Ted curation managers for topics ranging from powerful marketing practices to ethical branding messages, and … Continue reading Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom
Online course review: Teach Art To Others by David Miller Overall, this is a very motivational course. I'm currently doing another university degree in Art Education and this would make for an excellent introductory video to give teachers in training. I can see it opening great discussion and questions for practical examples.As I am taking … Continue reading Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning
Wow! What a ride! Gratitude can be achieved in the mindset we choose; in the practice of acknowledging things, experiences, and people we are grateful for; in acknowledging to what we dislike and looking at the other side of the coin at what we do like instead; & in taking time to say thank you. … Continue reading Day 21 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Is it ungrateful to ask for what you want? Wow, did I ever grab a loaded question and the answers aren't what I expected... Google it and you get some lovely lady not-so-subtly selling her services to increase traffic to your business. This is followed by many definitions of "ingratitude". Perhaps I'm being ungrateful for … Continue reading Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
When you aren't feeling particularly grateful, but don't want to give into complaining... try acknowledging someone with a simple THANK YOU. Thank you to my regular followers. Everyday, when I see your names pop up, I feel grateful to have you as part of my life-long learning journey. Here's a partial list of the amazing … Continue reading Day 19 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?