Case 7 Synthesis - Jaspar
Case 7 Synthesis - Jaspar
increase empathy of cisgender students with activities
such as imagery activities which flip the hetero-normative standard of society
expand the understanding of students using roleplay
help Cis understand that all students have the right to self-identification
how do parents factor into this right of the students?
should they be allowed veto it?
Many cisgender teachers reported they were uncomfortable teaching this subject
Did not address homophobia in class even though expressed sentiment that it was wrong in interview
felt did not have enough resources, training, guidance or support to adequately teach subject
similar to teachers' initial feelings about teaching ASD and aboriginal education; that is, non-standard or new subjects
highlights the benefits our our cohort; our habits of researching a topic to find the resources in groups
highlights the tension of being a teacher: having to be a law onto oneself in the classroom AND connected to a community which works together for the betterment of the students.
links to case: Teacher not feeling supported by parents when teaching Sex Ed. in a conservative community
Students do not feel safe in the gym/locker rooms
hints at body image/safety activities and lessons that need to be taught as part of Physical and Health Ed?
Inquiry in Science
like a wonder wall or KWL
relevant, meaningful, interesting
assessing the development of student inquiry skills not content or product of inquiry per se
but there are times when inquiry is not important, such as during training
such as learning how to use a microscope
role of teacher changes based on the level of inquiry used
facilitator for student directed
model for teacher directed
linked to the 4 stages of inquiry, which hands over more responsibility to students
Bridging Literacy Strategies
focus on how the text features build toward the expression of the genre
ELLs require more explicit explanation
detecting the central idea
the purpose of the text
activate prior knowledge
synthesis of info/skills
can have narrative writing
how to explore this topic in class?
could link to the deconstructions/disruptions undergoing in Sex. Ed.
disrupts colonialization on individual/collective level
150 years celebration is a current topic that can be deconstructed and examined to see how it creates insiders and outsiders within Can. Id.
use the 6 concepts of historical thinking to undercover history of Canada
Can. Id. is a creation from exploring why people leave their countries, what they bring with them, and how they interact with the peoples already in Canada
Resource Support Strategies
In-class resource teacher support VS pull-out support
as JIm says, It depends
on the student
on the parents
on the classroom
on the school community
no clear better way right now
more important are Learner Profiles
which seem to me an officializing of what teachers need to do anyway
know their students really really well