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

How to build an exemplary learning environment using Dynamic Classroom Management & Universal Design for Learning

Note: This is the term paper I submitted for EDUC 450 (Summer 2020), a class about inclusion and the exceptional child. I am making every effort to properly include all references for any further study you. might wish to pursue. Please feel free to engage with this paper and continue the discussion in our community … Continue reading How to build an exemplary learning environment using Dynamic Classroom Management & Universal Design for Learning

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

A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

Book Review: Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer I feel the target is mainly preschoolers, but I'd read this one to my fellow teachers in university! We are all deep in conversations about equality and inclusion these days and this wonderful story shows us the very important lessons about systemic racism … Continue reading A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

Teaching S.T.E.A.M. Curricula is FUN!

Book Review: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages by Susan Schwake Art isn't only for playing. Art isn't only about using art supplies. Art is about exploration and expression. It is the bridge that connects science to self-expression. It nurtures the … Continue reading Teaching S.T.E.A.M. Curricula is FUN!

Play = Creativity & So Much More

Book Review: Not A Box by Antoinette Portis Right to the point! Let the imagination run wild and open the conversation with your child to tell you how they see the world.I'll can't wait to read this one to my class. Nothing is as it seems to the viewer and the world is much vaster when … Continue reading Play = Creativity & So Much More