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Dan Scratch
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Youth in the Margins
For the majority of my career, I've been working with young people in schools who often don't feel a sense of belonging, who often feel that teachers don't care and who often feel that success is not something that they're going to find in a classroom. Lear...
Youth in the Margins
Youth in the Margins
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Tackling Race and Justice in the Classroom.
Yesterday, Gerald Stanley was acquitted of second degree murder chargers in the killing of Colten Bushie. There are many many folks on twitter and elsewhere who are providing incredible analysis as well as sharing experiences and feelings of rage at how the...
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My Favourite Teacher
"But I don’t think we teach in order to prepare people for exams. In order simply for them become quote successful and make their way in society and become sort of another little cog in society’s machinery. Not that we want our students to starve, yes, of c...
My Favourite Teacher
My Favourite Teacher
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Managing Your Classroom for Equity and Social Justice
When I think back to when I was training to be a teacher there was not a topic I hated more than "classroom management". I remember the course I took on the subject reading a text about how to maintain control and order in the classroom. And while most of m...
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From the Inner City to the Suburbs - Social Justice Education is for Everyone
I've spent many years teaching in Inner City Edmonton focusing on how incorporating social justice into my classroom curriculum and pedagogy can not only help engage students in the margins of our system but also how it can help us re-imagine what teaching ...
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An Alternative Teacher in a Mainstream Classroom
I haven't taught in a traditional high school with 30+ students in a class since my first year of teaching. I have spent the last 8 years working at alternative schools in Nova Scotia and Alberta with students who were unable to find success within these tr...
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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 a...
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