I am keen to share some of the writing I have been working on. I am taking an on-line course called Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education. I am loving every minute of this experience! Even though on-line learning sounds as if it is a lonely and quiet interaction, I have found it to be the opposite. My study buddy, Melanie, is always eager to debate, reflect and explore difficult topics with me. I have also had some meaningful and thoughtful communication with other on-line participants and the course designers. But I am getting off topic. I am asking you to embrace the idea that "Growing up to Read" is all about life-long learning. My belief that education and reading and writing are the tools that we must use to engage in meaningful reconciliation and decolonization experiences. I have put together a lesson sequence using an Indigenous Framework called "Full Circle". This framework is so well put together it has inspired me to rethink how I present my lessons to intermediate and secondary students. I would love to hear from you and welcome positive or negative feedback on the content and structure of my lesson planning.
It is a long and windy bit of work so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you won't a copy.
P.S. to those who work with the shorter friends, I am deep in thought about how play serves literacy...in other words the roots of reading involves play...till later.