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Showing posts from October, 2017

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice

I spent the 2016/17 school year at Alberta Education working on social studies curriculum development. It was a year full of learning and working with educators from across the province and I'll always be thankful for the opportunity to experience looking at social studies from a provincial perspective. I learned a lot about my subject and more importantly myself. But I have to be honest, being out of the classroom isn't good for me. When I had the opportunity to go back to teaching at the beginning of the school year I had to jump at it. I underestimated how much being connected to the classroom meant to my identity and passion for advocating a more equitable curriculum and education system. Now that I'm back, I'm feeling more invigorated than ever.

Which brings me to the point of this post. Now that I'm back in the classroom I want to recommit myself to being a teacher that not only advocates for a socially just and equitable education, but also a teacher that in…