How Indigenizing the curricula can lead to a more inclusive classroom

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

My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

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”

A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

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

Acknowledging the principle of “nkali” and embracing its warnings to build a better classroom

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

Teaching Tuesdays: Subtle Tones Lesson Plan

RATIONALE: The Students are in a community art program, ages 5 to 7 years old, multi-lingual, multi-cultural.The students will demonstrate the ability to express a unique vision of their own reality.The students will demonstrate the ability to let go of outward observation and trust their inner process (instincts & imagination) while freely exploring the materials. Modigliani … Continue reading Teaching Tuesdays: Subtle Tones Lesson Plan

Teaching Tuesdays: CRT: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Introduction The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the idea that CRT isn’t a static definition; rather it must be an ever evolving practice of awareness of self and others, with the goal of building a community of learners. In reading through Stevenson’s article: Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching Practices … Continue reading Teaching Tuesdays: CRT: Culturally Responsive Teaching