One of my literacy units was a First Nations stories unit. I introduced the purposes for storytelling to my class, engaging them through their personal experiences with stories. One of the stories we read was Totem Tale; students then wrote their own animal stories and created totem poles that represented these stories. I believe that this unit engaged my students with First Nations art and literature in a way that broadened their perspective and opened them to new ideas.
Goal 1: “The development of a clear, coherent and justified view of education demonstrates understanding of the place of education as contributing to the creation of an open, pluralistic and caring society.”
GOAL 1) The development of a clear, coherent and justified view of education that speaks to a personal vision of what one can achieve as an educator.
I want to create a safe, positive classroom environment that makes learning fun and engaging.
I will work to come prepared with a plan that is open to improvement and adaptations to work with the individual needs of my learners.
I believe that passions should facilitate learning, and will interweave my passion for the arts into my teaching practice.
As a module, we were given the opportunity to lead a Spring Break day camp at Central Elementary. Our team was the Purple Elephants! We worked collaboratively to plan two activities: a spring craft project and a kids’ fitness session. It was a great experience to get to be a part of a program at a school so connected to the local community.
GOAL 1) The development of a clear, coherent and justified view of education that is continually and consciously reshaped through experiences with a variety of learners in a range of socio-cultural contexts.