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Lecture 5

EDS310H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Yusra, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Numeracy

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Liz Coulson

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EDS310- Lecture 5
1) Eye / Ear / Book Shout-outs
2) Refugees basic facts, profiles, class profiles
3) Dealing with trauma in the classroom
4) Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning
5) ELD 101, Identity Texts
6) Discussion Post-Quebec City
Eye / Ear / Book Shout-Outs
Gurmillan, Emille presented good lessons
Characteristics of a good lesson? Engaging, measuring the students learning by
active participation
Central concepts of:
Everybody’s Children- story of two teenage African refugees living in Toronto and
the obstacles they face
Yusra Mardini’s story
Supporting Students with Refugee Backgrounds
Be responsive and trauma informed - A traumatic experience is typically
unexpected, as will be the recurrence of the memory or trauma. As the event is
unexpected, the person is not prepared for it and knows there is no way to prevent or
stop the event.
Remember that these students have strengths, they are more than refugees
Help students develop academic English (#1 place students on STEP)
Ensure that students see themselves in the learning environment
Encourage students to “invest their identities”
Help students acquire confidence
Maintain high expectations
Support students to realize their hopes and aspirations
Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and
protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations
where their life and freedom are at risk.
Canada refugee claimants, Convention refugees Permanent Residents
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