Okay, I totally get it that teaching is definitely not for everyone. But can't that be said about pretty much any profession? I just don't understand why people are always so shocked when they hear that someone is, or wants to be, a teacher.
Now that I have had some time to relax and reflect on the past semester, I figured I might as well share with you all some of the challenges and triumphs I had during the first year of my teaching degree and what I learned during my time in grade 5, as a teacher.
Our children are even more connected to the world than we were growing up. Social media enables them to feel like they really know someone that they have never met, or to watch something innovative that other kids are doing across the world. Our children's digital education starts at a young age as they learn to explore the world with a keyboard and a mouse. While you would think it's a great thing that kids have instant access to all this great information online, it's in fact quite scary when you consider what kind of information is really out there for them to interpret.
Global Education: Fostering World Citizenship in the Classroom Global education and fostering world citizenship means educating students through authentic and diverse activities and discussions about global issues and responsibilities. Teaching students about the world by exploring history, geography, and cultural anthropology is one thing. Helping students to understand how these things affect each of us takes their classroom learning to a deeper level. Furthermore, William Wolansky suggests there be a “structure for multidisciplinary delivery of learning experiences which yield a global perspective and a sense of global responsibility” integrated into the curriculum. As teachers, we should strive to inspire social responsibility and world citizenship by integrating global issues, ideas, and…
What is Diversity Education? “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.“ Ola Joseph Celebrating difference, honouring uniqueness, and teaching acceptance. Diversity education is about creating an environment where all bodies are respected and all perspectives are valued. Why should we teach diversity? While it’s easy to point our finger at a certain president south of the border discriminating and creating an atmosphere of unacceptance, there are in fact still many places here in Canada where dominant groups of people are unaccepting of difference, especially based on race, religion, and sexual orientation/identity. Discrimination occurs between individuals as well as groups of people and creates…
Happy New Year! I can't believe 2019 is already here. The past year has been quite the adventure for our little family full of aspirations and achievements. There is one achievement that I am particularly proud of accomplishing this past semester.
I hope you haven't forgotten about me!