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

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

Common Sense

Kumashiro typically defines common sense as the general knowledge or norm held by a group. People may hold different common sense ideas due to geographical location, field of study, culture, etc. For Canadian teachers, common sense in the classroom may include the routine of a day being classes, recess or lunch breaks, more classes, then … More Common Sense