13 Strategies to Promote Equity and Diversity in the Classroom For First Nations, Metis & Inuit Students

The FNMI populations across North America are incredibly diverse, both linguistically and culturally. With literally hundreds of different First Nations and Aboriginal populations, we are faced with many challenges with regards to how we can adequately preserve Indigenous knowledge and ways of living within Canada. Indigenous populations are also the fastest growing populations in Canada.Continue reading “13 Strategies to Promote Equity and Diversity in the Classroom For First Nations, Metis & Inuit Students”

The Classroom Line Up: A First Nations Perspective

I recently broached the topic of the ‘Classroom Line-Up’ with my husband, who is of First Nations descent. I was interested in learning if First Nations communities may have different perspectives about the act of the classroom Line-Up. I firmly believe that we as educators, all need to work to integrate First Nations, Metis, &Continue reading “The Classroom Line Up: A First Nations Perspective”

It’s a good thing to be Humble: Humility in our School Systems

  ‘It’s a good thing to be Humble’, my Grandmother once said many years ago. Sounds simple enough, but I always come back to that statement in my life. How can something so simple, have the ability to affect our lives so greatly? Humility one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings, and is basically the actContinue reading “It’s a good thing to be Humble: Humility in our School Systems”

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”

First Nations, Metis, Inuit Stereotypes in our Media

    Who’s voices matter in our Canadian Society? Who’s voices matter in education systems? The image you have of First Nations, Metis, & Inuit peoples has been impacted by many forms of media, government, society. If you truly consider someone to be an equal, then you cannot think of them as inferior and yourselfContinue reading “First Nations, Metis, Inuit Stereotypes in our Media”

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Stereotypes in Media: Part I

Impressions learned in early childhood can last a lifetime. Which is why stereotypes perpetuated in the media surrounding First Nations, Metis, & Inuit students are damaging. Books in particular invite students, and all people, to learn more about themselves, and the world around them. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all books and mediaContinue reading “First Nations, Metis and Inuit Stereotypes in Media: Part I”