Hello everyone, The purpose of this portfolio is an Education Core Studies Class I am currently taking at the University of Regina. Here, you can read about my failures and successes on my journey to become a Secondary Chemistry teacher. From reading about me, I hope you can see the true passion behind teaching, or … More

ECS 210 Wrap- Up

As a wrap up for ECS 210, I have a short summary of my main learning points throughout my blogging as well as short video for you to watch to gain insight in what I learned about! Video Blogging: One of the biggest takeaways I have from this semester is the idea of common sense. … More ECS 210 Wrap- Up

Lenses and Bias

Bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. This semester, I have been forced to address the biases I still have at this point in my Education, and try to unpack them to avoid bringing them into my future classroom. … More Lenses and Bias

A good citizen

In my K-12 school years, the education of citizenship was usually underlying. We were praised for good behaviour, for helping others, and for demonstrating qualities that generally align with a personally responsible citizen. In social we were given the definition of a citizen, what is means to be a citizen of canada, but the morals … More A good citizen

Ideas about Mathematics

In my experiences in learning mathematics, the aspects were oppressive in a way that only one clear answer was accepted. Other students who may have approached the problem a different way or obtained a different answer were quickly shut down as in math classes there is only ever “one right answer”. For students who didn’t … More Ideas about Mathematics

Learning From Place

To identify, recover, and create spaces that teach us how to live well in our environments, a group of community members, elders and students embarked on a journey to show just how much we are connected to the land. The Elders offered many points of interests, traditional names of rivers and areas of lands, and … More Learning From Place

Politics in Education

Before reading Curriculum Policy and the Politics of what should be learned in schools that explains the relations of politics and education, I believed that people that were removed from the education system had little to no say in what went into the education system. Now I know this couldn’t be farther from the truth. … More Politics in Education

The Imaginative Education

Kieran Egan is an educational philosopher devoted to introducing new and better applications of education. He believes that the imagination is the strongest tool children have, and should use it as their ultimate guide to discovery of meaningful knowledge. He founded the Imaginative Education Research Group  to help teachers discover the imaginative way of teaching, … More The Imaginative Education

Social Efficiency Method – Reading 2

Schiro defines Tyler rationale is formed around the scientific technique that students are only learning to be fully functioning adults in society. He created questions based on this that teachers and schools should use to fit the right criteria of learning. His questions cover what the purpose of the educational information is, what experiences can … More Social Efficiency Method – Reading 2