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Yes, A Focus on Achievement Is Important

In recent years I have noticed a tendency for some educators to shy away from talking about the need to support the achievement of Indigenous learners. A group of senior leaders in a school district were discussing what they could … Continue reading

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Becoming Anti-Racist in Canada: a Journey to Support Reconciliation

Some recent work in helping educators move into anti-racist thinking and acting in K-12 education in BC, especially with regards to Indigenous-specific racism in Canada, has me thinking about the progressions we move through (linear and cyclical) in our anti-racist … Continue reading

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“I Am Not Racist”

Thinking that “I am not racist” is not enough. This is often because we create narrow definitions of racism that ignore the systemic structures and process that perpetuate entrenched racism. It exists in EVERY part of this country, in every … Continue reading

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It’s About Our Own Learning

Those who know me and the work I do might have a good idea of how often I am asked by teachers how/where they can find good resources to include First Peoples content/perspectives into their teaching. Since BC has revised … Continue reading

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First Peoples Perspectives of Education and the Core Competencies

As we know, the BC education system is undergoing change. The process includes a move toward teaching and learning that is more responsive to the contexts and needs of the learners, and (finally) the explicit inclusion of “core competencies”. These … Continue reading

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