• My Teaching Context, Part: 2
    by joshea on July 28, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    When originally presented with the prompt, “To me curriculum is…,” I concluded that to me curriculum is the building code. My justification for this was that the government dictates both the BC curriculum and the BC building code and both act as a minimal standard in their respective fields. Both provincial standards are then built

  • Course Discourse
    by seansjourney on July 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      The projects that we have created over the past weeks covered inclusiveness and digital literacy. The intention was to create a cache of resources to build digital literacy in teachers and have resources available to distribute to parents if... Continue Reading →

  • More than just a brick in the wall
    by lhuston on July 28, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      “We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all it’s just another brick in the wall. All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.” Pink Floyd  (Lyrics part 2) This Read more about More than just a brick in the wall

  • How my Metaphor has Changed in Relation to Curriculum Discourse, Development, and Documentation
    by Trevor Hood on July 28, 2020 at 7:29 am

    “Effenaar Bar” by allert is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 My original metaphor for curriculum gives the presence of the machinery of learning, such as the bar itself being a chain of bars throughout the country representing the same basic concept replicated over and over again. However, my metaphor has become more complex because I noticed Ted Aoki and

  • EDCI 532 Assignment #3 Sean and Dale
    by dalesaki on July 28, 2020 at 6:51 am

    The projects that we have created over the past weeks covered inclusiveness and digital literacy. The intention was to create a cache of resources to build digital literacy in teachers and have resources available to distribute to parents if needed.  Added to the aspect of building digital literacy in teachers is the inclusion inherent in

  • To Me Curriculum Is: An Updated Reflection
    by rjsmith on July 28, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Originally, I thought of curriculum as a straitjacket, comforting yet restricting.  Curriculum to me as an educator is comforting, it gives me clear structure and guidelines and supports my decisions in the classroom. Curriculum continues (and will continue) to provide me with justification of the content I choose to put in my classroom.  Furthermore, I

  • Curricular Praxis – EDCI 532 Assignment Three
    by heatherc on July 28, 2020 at 2:46 am

    When I had completed the first assignment for this course, I had stated that “Curriculum is like one of our family road trips.” I explained that even though the highways and byways were set in place for us, we had the flexibility to chart a course any number of ways to reach our final destination;

  • I’m the Mechanic
    by chowlett on July 28, 2020 at 2:37 am

    When most of us buy a vehicle, or pay to maintain a vehicle, an insidious feeling wells up in our core. It is the feeling of collaboration paired with distrust. We simultaneously want to learn, discuss, and agree on the... Continue Reading →

  • EDCI532: Snapshots of Assignment 3
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    We have to stop delivering curriculum to the kids.  We have to start discovering it with them. -Will Richardson In the beginning… At the beginning of this course I explored the metaphor, “To me curriculum is like a meandering river.” It bends and winds in a variety of directions. It allows students to explore the

  • Setting Up Communication: Rationale
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Both in our own experience, and in dialogue with colleagues, we uncovered various ways educators log, store, sort and retrieve communications. Each educator has their own rationale for the tool or framework chosen for their system, and a rationale as to why communication should be tracked. However, we could not find ANY available framework in

  • Reflecting
    by ctrades on July 27, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Photo © Mike Pennington (cc-by-sa/2.0) The Pair Our pair’s outcomes in the Remote Teacher Resources website addresses the immediate need of teachers: the ability to generate class content that assists and encourages learning and the ability to curate (select, organize and exhibit) online class resources to foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs. Included in

  • EDCI 532 – Assignment Three
    by jca on July 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    When I first began the course at the start of the month, I had [commented] that to me, curriculum is like drawing an Ouroboros; the snake devouring its own tail. The comparison is that like the artist contemplating to begin creating the artwork starting from the head versus the tail, discourse in curriculum follows a

  • Summary of Research Evidence Supporting the Need for Mental Health Resources
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

    It is not difficult to imagine how many parts of our lives have been impacted by our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected home, work, the economy, and the way we connect with each other in these spaces. The impact on education institutions continues to be profound. It has become acutely apparent that

  • Wellness and Mental Health Resources: Literature Review
    by wanderon on July 27, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Unprecedented is an overused word in 2020. However, it is hard to imagine what part of life that has not been impacted by our pandemic response. The impact on educational institutions has been profound. Schools are an essential part of the social fabric of a community, connecting the resources of that community and the people

  • Fractals: Living Curriculum Animates Common Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I contend that the living curriculum animates the common curriculum. Perhaps a thought experiment to make the point. The last three months of the 2019-2020 school year demonstrated how much losing the connection and the lived curriculum meant to students and teachers. Now imagine yourself teaching a class in a time before all this happened.

  • Curriculum is Still like a Rubber Duckie!
    by wanderon on July 26, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I thought about switching my metaphorical simile from curriculum being like a rubber duckie to curriculum being like a lighthouse. Always a leader in education, B.C. was the first to use correspondence courses to deliver distance education over 100 years ago. The courses were developed for the children of lighthouse keepers who were completely isolated

  • Praxis in Curricular Interpretation
    by theprairieteacher on July 26, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    When first tasked with creating a metaphor for curriculum, I was able to construct a science-leaning metaphor that speaks to...

  • Curriculum & Remote Teaching Resources: Facing the Effects of COVID-19
    by Rene Schwarz on July 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

    What appears to be a mad rush to gather teaching resources that can be administered remotely or in a blended model of instruction before the start of a new school year may be an avoidance strategy for what kinds of needs have to be met before any effective learning in any environment can take place.

  • The Challenge for Youth in Indonesia
    by Trevor Hood on July 25, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    “Balinese Barong Dancer” by Hoks is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 In the news we see varying degrees of responses towards schools reopening with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our thoughts are aligned towards how the re-opening of schools is going to take place, as it is the centralized space for learning in our

  • Curriculum and Collaboration
    by lhuston on July 25, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Photo of many hands holding lego figures together in a circle Curriculum and Collaboration “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do Read more about Curriculum and Collaboration

  • Decolonizing Curriculum in British Columbia
    by mackenzie37 on July 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash “We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and towards the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.”- Stephen Downes Indigenization is best described as “the transformation of the academy”. (Pete, 2016). When we explore the notion of

  • Is Curriculum Obsolete?
    by hdyck on July 24, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash My earlier post, Fanning the Flame, presented the metaphor of a campfire to describe the learning process. The wood of the campfire is the curriculum. It is required for the fire, but on its own emits little energy. The flames represent the learning that occurs when the interaction between

  • Classroom Culture: The Collective Knowledge
    by seansjourney on July 23, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Needs of the Classroom   Starting my career in middle school, I felt under pressure to be able to check off all the boxes of the prescribed learning to help my students because of the theory-based agendas that we had... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum: Planned and Lived
    by mrsrlogo on July 23, 2020 at 3:58 am

    With all the discussion of curriculum widening my connotation and denotation of curriculum I have been looking around me for what else could include curriculum. The example I have is watching my nieces make model airplanes. First of all, their dad told them to wait for help as the wood was fragile, my nieces are

  • Kenya’s Plan For Returning to School During Covid-19
    by heatherc on July 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    As we look forward to getting back into the classroom in some capacity come September, Kenya recently declared the 2020 school year “lost”, and classes will resume in 2021.  Because the Kenyan school year spans from January to November,  students will repeat their lost year beginning in January 2021.  Students are able to keep up

  • EDCI 532 – Assignment Two
    by jca on July 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Due to the policies established to prevent the spread of Covid-19, traditional brick-and-mortar teaching were forced to pivot to online teaching models. The majority of teachers had to cope with digitizing their resources and learning how to navigate learning management systems (LMS). Teachers teaching at schools that already offer blended or online learning, like myself,

  • Democratic Learning Design
    by wanderon on July 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    In our TIEGrad online discussion forum, I was asked to describe how our school, Mill Bay Nature School (MBNS), was addressing colonialism. My answer didn’t really answer the question as well as it or MBNS deserve. It focused on how our school has acted in support of reconciliation and incorporated indigenous ways of learning, which

  • Is it Time to Paddle?
    by wanderon on July 20, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Is it Time to Paddle? What children learn does not follow as an automatic result from what is taught, rather, it is in large part due to the children’s own doing, as a consequence of their activities and our resources. From The Hundred Languages of Children, Loris Malaguzzi (Biermeier, 2015, p. 72). Discussions of reform

  • Thoughts on Play and Play-Based Learning
    by twestwood on July 20, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Over the past four years, I have been teaching in a Kindergarten classroom. When I first started, I was guided by a draft of the new BC Curriculum (B.C. Ministry of Education, 2018) plus the mentorship of the other Kindergarten teacher at my school and the principal. The word “play” and its variations appear in

  • Decolonization Processes In Education: EDCI-532 Assignment #2
    by deirdreh on July 20, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Photo By: Zbysiu Rodak Introduction: “Attempts at the so-called inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives have usually meant that an anachronistic study of Aboriginal people is offered as a possibility in classrooms only if there is time and people are still interested” (Donald, 2009, p. 23). As a social studies teacher, Donald’s quote resonates with me; it … Continue reading "Decolonization Processes In Education: EDCI-532 Assignment #2"

  • Reflection of the Planned and Lived Curriculum
    by Trevor Hood on July 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    “Children Fishing into Reflections-1=” by Sheba_Also 17,000,000 + views is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 I found Sarah Olsen’s summary of  Aoki’s work on the planned and lived curriculum very familiar in terms of my teaching practices, but also supportive in emphasizing the importance of the lived curriculum. In elementary schools, it is easier to

  • Inverting Curriculum for Inclusion and Reconciliation: Reversing the Poles of the Education Pendulum
    by Rene Schwarz on July 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    via GIPHY The Pendulum of Educational Reform Uncharacteristic of this essay’s science-leaning title, I have been a full-time fine arts high school teacher in British Columbia for almost 20 years. Before that I created and ran Victoria Little People’s Theatre that brought the joy of self-expression and learning through drama to preschoolers while trying to

  • A curriculum How: active teaching and learning
    by mrsrlogo on July 19, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I first started looking into active learning when I realised that students were not going to be able to meet the new curriculum competencies using passive learning strategies, especially in my math class. I wanted to get my students engaged in learning to build skills instead of their current habit of passively trying to absorb

  • Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum
    by wanderon on July 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Unhyphenated Reggio – Emergent Curriculum Discussions of reform in higher education often look away from the elephants in the room. The sheer size of most Canadian post-secondary institutions, the complexity of their administrative structures, the stasis of their traditions, and the bulk of their contractual obligations and labor agreements—all these tend to weigh reform down.

  • Personalized Learning as a Curricular Design
    by andrewvogelsang on July 18, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The premise behind individualized/personalized learning has been a driving force in my teaching for many years. I am a small rural school’s computer science teacher, and that leaves everything related to a computer under my purview. My class ranges from programming to computer design and from digital music to movie … Continue reading "Personalized Learning as a Curricular Design"

  • Active Learning Strategies: a Point of View
    by rjsmith on July 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Introduction I am a kinesthetic learner. I learn best through doing and hands on activities. Fortunately for me, this I not the only way I can learn. When I reflect on my own education, the learning experiences that stand out the most were from participating in athletics. Things like teamwork, collaboration, perseverance, hard work, determination,

  • A Brief History of Sloyd
    by joshea on July 18, 2020 at 2:21 am

    Personal & Professional Connection to Sloyd As a technology education teacher, especially one that teaches primarily woodwork, I found myself drawn to the concepts and teaching practices created by Otto Salomon called educational sloyd. Developed in mainly Sweden and Finland, the modern sloyd system is very similar to what is taught in most technology education

  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends
    by ctrades on July 17, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    “Burning My Candle at Both Ends” by gfpeck is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 For May, June and July, I was/am both taking online courses/workshops on teaching using technology (4 in total) and facilitating 2 online workshops. I took an online MOOC on Indigenous Perspectives that was quite old-fashioned in its approach. It had recorded video lectures with limited

  • Down the Rabbit Hole Again….
    by lhuston on July 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      A neon sign that says ” down the rabbit hole”   Down the rabbit hole again…. So, it happened, again. I set out once more to find just a couple of articles on a topic I was considering for an upcoming assignment, determined that I would be focused and efficient.  Then, I fell into Read more about Down the Rabbit Hole Again….

  • Sound and Fury & Tyler’s Rationale
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Written in 2009, Nahachewsky and Slomp’s chapter titled “Sound and Fury” seems to predict the unveiling of the New BC Curriculum. The authors, and the research from which they draw from, are begging for an official transition from the daunting and countless PLO’s in the IRP’s of the old curriculum to the ‘new’ student-centered, conceptual

  • A New Curriculum for Digitalized Constructivism
    by theprairieteacher on July 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    If not for this master’s program I may not have ever had the epistemological language to describe my teaching philosophy...

  • Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
    by hdyck on July 17, 2020 at 2:18 am

              The saying “Seeing the Forest Through the Trees” means to be overwhelmed by detail to the point where it obscures the overall situation –wiktionary Photo by SteveMcc2      Seeing the forest through the trees in public education seems to be a constant struggle, perhaps even an ongoing theme for

  • What is Curriculum?
    by ctrades on July 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Photo credit ctrades. For me, as a teacher, curriculum is like planning and hosting a wedding. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of ‘curriculum’ is “the courses offered by an educational institution” and of ‘wedding’ is “a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities”. They are extremely broad definitions and present the idea of

  • Metaphors of Curriculum- Assignment #1 EDCI532
    by mackenzie37 on July 14, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Metaphor of Curriculum: To me curriculum is like a meandering river. A meander is a loop in a river channel. The meandering river winds back and forth. It does not follow a straight course. Curriculum is very much like that. It winds, it bends, it loops and turns in a variety of directions. When you

  • Who Unframes the Unframer? (532 Assignment 1: Egan and Blade)
    by chowlett on July 14, 2020 at 2:03 am

    I work at Central Middle School in downtown Victoria where I teach grade eight, full-time, and I have generally had a focus on English, Math, and Science. I draw all my curricular direction from the current B.C. curriculum. Academically, I’m... Continue Reading →

  • The Curriculum Roadtrip
    by heatherc on July 14, 2020 at 1:40 am

    (Photo by B. Crossley) Our family loves a good road trip. We seem to do these well, and by well I mean we are all alive and relatively happy when we get out of the car at the end of each day. Early on, my husband and I realized that, although we had an ultimate

  • Curriculum is Like a Rubber Duckie – Assignment One Done
    by wanderon on July 13, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    CURRICULUM IS LIKE A RUBBER DUCKIE (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile which is like a metaphor. Hey, that’s a simile too!) “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward” Søren Kierkegaard (Not actually a picture of Kiekegaard)   In the modern vernacular of computer coding, rubber

  • Metaphors of Curriculum
    by lhuston on July 13, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Metaphors of Curriculum   Lego COVID has created a lot of open space in my home and as a result has led to the exploration of toys long forgotten and the creation of new games. One such exploration led to the dusting off of bins and bins of Lego. Perhaps the spilling of bins all Read more about Metaphors of Curriculum

  • Curriculum is..
    by lmorton on July 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    From an Educators point of view, curriculum to me is a ‘choose your own adventure’ book. We are presented with a laid out framework of where students are intended to be at the end of each school year and we get to choose the direction we take that in. As you do in an adventure

  • Metaphor of Curriculum
    by joshea on July 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    My Teaching Context I am a technology education teacher who currently teaches woodwork and drafting at Edward Milne Community School, a high school in Sooke, British Columbia. I teach classes from grades 9 to 12. I base my class lessons and projects on the BC curriculum for applied design, skills, & technology. More specifically I

  • To me curriculum is…
    by chowlett on July 12, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    This took me longer than I thought it would (and should). Last week, I got stuck as I started thinking about metaphors and found all the ideas I had were shabby hoop-jump place holders. I think the main thing is... Continue Reading →

  • Metaphor of Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 11, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      (Building my future family home) My Curriculum Metaphor To me curriculum is building a home to strengthen and support my students while they are in my care. There is little I have done in my life that is more... Continue Reading →

  • To me curriculum is…
    by mackenzie37 on July 11, 2020 at 4:20 am

    To me curriculum is like a meandering river. A meander is a loop in a river channel. The meandering river winds back and forth, rather than following a straight course. Curriculum is very much like that. It winds, it bends, it loops, it turns in a variety of directions. It allows the learner to consider

  • A Metaphor of Curriculum
    by Trevor Hood on July 10, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      “You missed” by Mike Burns is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 To me curriculum is a game of darts in a bar. The dartboard stands for the learning outcomes an institution has designated that learners must hit, and the bar is the institution that holds all the facets of the how curriculum is directly

  • Fanning the Flame
    by hdyck on July 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    What is Curriculum? “photo (2)” by BookFool.com is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I am very clear in my understanding of Curriculum: Curriculum = Content. I think. A quick look at some definitions of curriculum planted some seeds of doubt in my mind: Curriculum: the courses offered by an educational institution. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary The term curriculum refers to the lessons and

  • EDCI 532 Curriculum is (wearing) hats
    by dalesaki on July 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Now that would be a tough metaphor to work out. But maybe that is reason enough to do it. I initially thought that that would be my clickbait, but now I think I will give it a go. The real challenge will be to somehow tie in Egan and Blades, but I will make it

  • Thoughts on Curriculum
    by garysoles on July 10, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Egan, in his article What is Curriculum, initially describes Curriculum as a limited amount of information to be taught, such as would be in a container. As time has progressed, however, the what aspect of curriculum has begun to include... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum: The Tree Roots Necessary to Build and Support Learning Assignment #1 EDCI-532
    by deirdreh on July 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Photo by Jeremy Bishop My Curricular Metaphor:  Curriculum is the root system of a tree. It enables a strong trunk, branches and eventually buds, leaves and or needles to grow and develop. The roots (like curriculum) are essential to the life, growth and development of the tree over the course of its lifetime, and it … Continue reading "Curriculum: The Tree Roots Necessary to Build and Support Learning Assignment #1 EDCI-532"

  • The Seesaw of Curriculum
    by andrewvogelsang on July 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Photo by Jon Sailer on Unsplash It is my opinion that curriculum is a Seesaw. This is based on the premise that for one to be up, the other must be down. I am not implying this to be true in all cases, I am basing this off the interactions I have had with colleagues … Continue reading "The Seesaw of Curriculum"

  • Curriculum is the Story of What It Is to Be Human
    by Rene Schwarz on July 10, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    The Personal Side of Defining Curriculum By the time Kieran Egan had come to publish his article “What is Curriculum?” in 1978, I was a 13 year-old working away my summer on my neighbours’ farms in rural Ontario. I didn’t have a clue what the west coast of Canada even looked like, let alone who

  • Curriculum Metaphor
    by seansjourney on July 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Building off my own experiences, I believe that curriculum can be embodied in the metaphor of a hockey team. A hockey team is made up of players that bring different attributes to the team and play various roles on that... Continue Reading →

  • Curriculum is like a rubber duckie.
    by wanderon on July 10, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Curriculum is like a rubber duckie. (The author recognizes that the title is actually a simile and not a metaphor but it just sounded right and worked with the idea. Besides, who doesn’t like rubber duckies!) Once upon a very long time ago, I was a bright, sparkly new teacher candidate. Fortunately for me, Ontario

  • What is Curriculum?
    by joshea on July 9, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    In search for the answer to the titled question, I came across a definition to what curriculum is that caused me to pause in reflection. It stated that curriculum is a “floor plan” or blueprint for what is taught, learned, and experienced in the classroom (Su, 2012). Being a carpenter and woodworking & drafting teacher,

  • Which Direction to Take with Curriculum Development ? – A Review of Kieran Egan’s Article: Blog #1 EDCI-532
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Photo By Heidi Fin   What Is Curriculum? And WHAT vs. HOW Kieran Egan’s article “What Is Curriculum?” is a somewhat instigative publication that focuses on the meaning of curriculum. According to Egan, curriculum is “the study of any and all educational phenomena” (1978, p.16). While Egan’s article includes various historical perspectives on what curriculum … Continue reading "Which Direction to Take with Curriculum Development ? – A Review of Kieran Egan’s Article: Blog #1 EDCI-532"

  • What Vs. How? Why.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash When looking at the idea of What vs How; I ask Why (I dislike dichotomies)? Why represents the purpose of action beyond how and what. What is the base of the content you are teaching, and how is the delivery. Both important and I would argue, out the two … Continue reading "What Vs. How? Why."

  • Assignment 1: Metaphor of Curriculum
    by theprairieteacher on July 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I see curriculum as the night sky, or more specifically, looking at the night sky. Both the “what” and “how”...

  • What is [curriculum]? Baby don’t hurt me~
    by jca on July 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    To me, curriculum is Art. If one sits there contemplating what it could look like, they will have nothing but empty space to show for. Recognize there is discourse in curriculum design regarding what to teach versus how to teach it. Experiment with it; use different lens and reflect on the results. Seek feedback and

  • Curriculum is a paint by number
    by mrsrlogo on July 9, 2020 at 2:14 am

    When I started teaching at a small distributed learning school, I added art to my teaching subjects. I had no preconceived notions of what art content needed to be covered, I created learning activities and projects for students to use to explore the competencies in the course. I had a couple big questions: How do

  • Exploring Curriculum
    by lhuston on July 8, 2020 at 10:53 pm

      Image by kalhh from Pixabay A definition: Curriculum: A nasty word conjuring up images of desks placed in isolation, checklists and a hurry up and finish mentality. Something that interferes with exploration and the natural processes of learning, creativity and curiosity. This week we started exploring What is curriculum?  and I found myself pleasantly surprised Read more about Exploring Curriculum

  • To me curriculum is …
    by rjsmith on July 8, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    To me curriculum is like a straitjacket … comforting yet restricting. Like a well swaddled infant, a straitjacket provides a nice hug of support and reassurance. The curriculum does the same. Curriculum provides structure and guidance for teachers to plan their lessons. It gives clear goals to attain, and ideas on which areas are most

  • The Comfort of Numbing and Avoiding Yourself with Fixation or Distraction
    by Rene Schwarz on July 8, 2020 at 5:50 am

    It is a slippery slope that one walks upon when comparing the solace of living under religious dogma to the pursuit of one’s own truth, meaning, and purpose. Rationalizing one’s present state of being in the world by adding up one’s past experiences requires great care not to cloud the truth of what one is

  • What is Curriculum?
    by theprairieteacher on July 8, 2020 at 2:37 am

    What is Curriculum?  A metaphor I see curriculum as the night sky, or more specifically, looking at the night sky....