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Mentorship and Collaboration in Student Teaching: A Video Reflection

Co-authored by Jenna Callaghan  Cross-posted on the Calgary Science School’s Connect! Deirdre  Working with a student teacher these past few months has been an exciting and rewarding experience. From our first meeting, it was evident that Jenna and I shared a similar pedagogical philosophy; with a strong focus on reflection and discipline-based inquiry. Jenna’s early ideas and … Continue reading

Random Thoughts from a Student Teacher

by Jenna CallaghanI had my first education board screening interview a few days ago. The majority of the questions were designed to gain an idea of my overall philosophy and views on teaching.  Many were “what would you do in this scenario” questions.  In the final months of my Bachelor of Education, I feel confident that … Continue reading

I’ll Learn What I Want to Learn

Guest post by Scott Bailey If the goal of schooling and teaching is truly that students experience and engage in learning, then it is the absolute responsibility of teachers to connect and dismantle any and all distinctions between “school” knowledge and “real” knowledge.  Grumet’s (2006) argument that “schooling is about schooling” (p. 47) and Eisner’s … Continue reading

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