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Ensuring Indigenous Student Success: A Response to Toulouse (2013)

Toulouse’s article begins with a discussion explaining that traumas experienced by previous generations of Indigenous Canadian peoples are casting shadows over modern Indigenous peoples; she states that some examples of these shadows are racism, Residential Schools, poverty, and stereotypes. In order to change systemic racism, Toulouse argues that a change must occur in education where… Continue reading Ensuring Indigenous Student Success: A Response to Toulouse (2013)

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Looking Ahead: Meeting Students’ Needs

The end of the school year has a funny way of turning your attention to those first days of September. Looking around the classroom, you realize that you know each of your students as unique individuals, and you’re overwhelmed by how much you’ve grown together over the year. Reflecting on the first few days, when… Continue reading Looking Ahead: Meeting Students’ Needs