SEPTEMBER 26 THLECTURE
- Pedagogy of Discomfort – Dr. Megan Boler When we learn things
that shake up pour worldview, it causes discomfort, sadness, anger,
This is worth thinking about when teaching our students. You
must give them permission to feel uncomfortable, disengage
and get away if they need to.
- Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (2010). Up until
1996, we had an anti-racism branch in the Ministry, whose job was
to promote anti-racist _ in schools.
Around 1999 we got PPM119 = the Policy and Program Memo.
It tells directors of education things they should be
considering. Was very vague at this time; i.e. “your school
must be equitable and inclusive”.
- The 2010 policy was less vague and said that EVERY DISTRICT
must have a plan, and all schools must be INCLUSIVE.
EQUITY resources that allow ALL to succeed. Equity is not the same
as equality: i.e. an L2 English learner will require extra resources to be
brought up to the same level of English proficiency as students whose
first language was English. May include different books, different
degrees of assistance. Develop good communication with the student
to figure out in what areas they are struggling and what will help them
(i.e. will lending you this book help you?, etc.).
INCLUSIVE EVERYONE is part of and feels part of the
group/community. Not concrete; varies based on who is in your class
and what it takes