Key Characteristics of Effective Educators

  The relationship between Educator and student is so important, especially during the students formative years. To be able to engage students in the learning process effectively, the reality is that this relationship needs to be perceived of as strong, solid, and based on trust and respect. Effective Educators are those who have strong relationshipsContinue reading “Key Characteristics of Effective Educators”

Creating a Collaborative Classroom Culture: Culturally Relevant Teaching

Students today are 21st Century Learners, and digital Natives. They have the ability to connect with other people and cultures and exceptionalities from around the globe. Classroom activities that include ways to connect in this way can help students gain the knowledge and skills that they need for future success. People who work together areContinue reading “Creating a Collaborative Classroom Culture: Culturally Relevant Teaching”

Reasons to include eLearning in your Planning and Assessment

Incorporating eLearning into our curriculum is the way of the future, and can be included in our present planning and assessment of our students. eLearning is beneficial for the following reasons: it allows for collaboration using technology it helps students develop 21st century thinking skills it deepens understanding of content prepares students for the globalContinue reading “Reasons to include eLearning in your Planning and Assessment”

Restorative Practice Circles

Restorative Practice Circles are based upon the First Nations tradition of Talking Circles. First Nations, Metis & Inuit cultures are built upon oral traditions, therefore Talking Circles have been important ways to maintain and pass down important cultural teachings. Restorative Practice is a form of justice, where in the classroom, it could be comprised of theContinue reading “Restorative Practice Circles”

Helping our Children to ‘Walk the Good Path’ in life: The Seven Grandfather Teachings & Educating our Children

The Seven Grandfather Teachings tell us that you live your best life, when you can demonstrate toward others, the constructs of Truth, Love, Humility, Courage, Honesty, Respect, & Bravery. From a First Nations perspective, you ‘Walk the Good Path’ when you demonstrate Truth, Love, Humility, Courage, Honesty, Respect, and Bravery. The 7th Generation Principle alsoContinue reading “Helping our Children to ‘Walk the Good Path’ in life: The Seven Grandfather Teachings & Educating our Children”

The Power of Language & Lamenting the loss of Native Languages

  Ever since my husband and I downloaded the code from Ogoki Learning Systems, we have began a lengthy process of creating an app that will allow First peoples from the Munsee-Delaware First Nation to have access to approximately 2000 words of the Munsee-Delaware Language. Neither of us have ever created an app before, andContinue reading “The Power of Language & Lamenting the loss of Native Languages”

7 Reasons to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge into Science Curriculum

  According to the ‘Seven Grandfather Teachings’ what we teach our children now, will have an effect for the next 7 generations. What can Educators teach this generation of students right now, that will help our planet and environment for the next seven generations? The Science Curriculum is an excellent place to integrate Indigenous KnowledgeContinue reading “7 Reasons to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge into Science Curriculum”