Assessment in Pre-Internship

Going into pre-intership assessment is something I wonder about. Being a physical education major, assessment seems like something that is limited. In the reading from Claypool and Preston they provided some examples of assessment that teachers commonly use. This helped me gained a better understanding of what assessment may look like. "Some teachers observed students … Continue reading Assessment in Pre-Internship

Struggling with Assessment as a Learner

Throughout my schooling experience I found a number of the assessments teachers used were tests, essays and sometimes presentations. Tests were always a struggle for me. I would study for days then the second I looked at the test, I would blank. I knew the information but could never transfer it to the test. It … Continue reading Struggling with Assessment as a Learner

Blog 4: 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

When Charlene Bearhead stated "those responsible for education are learning beside those they are responsible to educate." this is something many teachers can relate to. Treaty education/ Indigenous ways of knowing was something that was never really incorporated into our classes. To be apart of reconciliation we must learn and teach about Indigenous history and … Continue reading Blog 4: 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

Blog 3: Treaty as a Spiritual Covenant

“The Elders make it clear that, in their view, those who seek to understand Indian treaties must become aware of the significance of First Nations spiritual traditions, beliefs, and ceremonies underlying the treaty-making process" (Cardinal & Hildebrandt, 2000). In order to begin moving toward people need to understand that we can't just say we want … Continue reading Blog 3: Treaty as a Spiritual Covenant

Principles that Underlie Assessment

According to Volante the principles for effective classroom assessment include "the need for classroom assessment to be student centred aligned with clear learning targets, based on multiple methods, able to account for a variety of student skills, aimed at reducing bias, reliable and valid, and efficient" (Volante, 2006). Tradition Assessment can be defined as feeding students knowledge … Continue reading Principles that Underlie Assessment

Blog 6: Truth & Reconciliation

"Reconciliation is a process of healing of relationships that requires public truth sharing, apology, and commemoration that acknowledge and redress past harms” (Truth & Reconciliation Commissions, 2015. Pg.3). "Reconciliation requires constructive action on addressing the ongoing legacies of colonialism that have had destructive impacts on Aboriginal peoples’ education, cultures and languages, health, child welfare, the … Continue reading Blog 6: Truth & Reconciliation