My Digital Story

I loved this class and I thank each and everyone of you for contributing to my awesome experience.  I hope to keep in touch.




Break down of my presentation



In my presentation, our lessons focused on educating children about trees.  Part of our lesson plan involved the children going on a nature hike and looking at leaves and other things you would find in nature.  In the reading No Child Left Insideit focuses on the idea of getting youth outside.  I think our lesson plans are a nice extension of this idea.

In our lesson plans, we understand that children learn best when they can see things first hand and understand things better when they can interact with them.  That is why we chose to include lessons that take place outdoors as well as lessons that incorporate things from nature.

As a future environmental educator I think it is so important to remember that we can talk all we want about nature from within a classroom but children will always learn best when we actually take them outside and show them and allow them to explore.  Children should be seen as capable and competent and in my experience will understand and question much more than we as educators think they are capable of at times.

Guess what it is? It’s my digital story reflection!

Hey guys!

I can’t believe this is my last blog post for this class, I have loved reading all of your posts every week.  I have learned so much and am so excited to continue learning from you all.

I chose to just tape myself talking just because I had SO MUCH to say about what I learned this year, I have been able grow so much as a future educator and I wanted to be able to share a little bit about my journey and discovering a lot about not only the type of educator I want to be but also the type of person I want to be.




My Digital Story 



8.What is the purpose of Treaty Education?

In the lecture Claire said something that really resonated with me, she said that the purpose of treaty education wasn’t to education first nations students, they already know what we are teaching.  It is to educate all the other students who do not understand first nation culture and the concept of everyone being a treaty person.

By incorporating treaty education into everyday classroom, we as teachers can begin to reiterate the idea that everyone is  part of treaty and we are all treaty people.  Treaty education is a crucial part of education in general, in my opinion.  By understanding treaty rights and indigenous culture we as teachers can help our students to understand and hopefully create a generation of change.

7.Learning from place

(a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization) (p.74)

In the reading Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing, it talks about how a group of young people were shown traditional ways of knowing and by introducing  them to that lifestyle, they can begin to rehabilitate the young people and teach them more about their traditional way of knowing.  By reintroducing them to their culture, the participants are part of a decolonization process.  This process is very important because the rebuilding of their culture and way of knowing is crucial to repairing a culture that can be seen as broken.

This idea is important to my own teaching because I will teach students who are need of reinhabition to their culture.  It is important to always be conscious of culture when planning lessons and treaty education is an especially important concept to incorporate whenever possible.