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Strategies for Teaching First Nations Students in the North - Shared screen with speaker view
Gill
13:21
To ensure any questions you ask are shared with everyone, please direct question to All Panelists and All attendees
Brendan
13:30
Hello Kim! Thanks for joining!
Gill
13:39
Hi Katherine! Happy to see you here!
Gill
13:44
Hi Anita!! welcome!
Timothy Bock
14:04
Hi everyone!
Gill
14:31
Welcome!
Brendan
15:26
Hi Lisa, you are not required to -- it's completely optional :) If you'd like to fill that out, it will help with our government funding
Brendan
17:41
Absolutely, I totally understand that its private information, and we don't want anyone to feel any pressure to fill it out :)
Katherine Mclennan
18:51
This may be a little early for this question..but what is Teach For Canada doing to RETAIN the teachers?
Gill
19:07
Hi Katherine, That's a great question!
Gill
21:01
The Professional, Personal, and Peer supports that are provided by the Teacher Development team are designed to help teachers remain in the classroom by receiving these increased supports. Having access to a Teacher Development Manager throughout your time in the North is a valuable resource that teachers often say makes a big difference and can contribute to their success in the North :)
Jamila
21:15
Hi everyone, Jamila
LG
21:20
What are the advantages/disadvantages of teaching up north directly hired from the community versus through Teach for Canada?
Gill
21:24
Welcome, Jamila!
Brendan
21:37
Hi LG, happy to answer that!
Brendan
24:33
If you apply to teach through TFC, you will be hired by and employed by northern First Nations directly. When teachers apply to teach through Teach For Canada, they are selected into a pool of pre-selected teachers for communities to hire from. Each community decides which specific teachers are the right fit with their community. The difference when you apply to teach through Teach For Canada is that you will receive culturally-responsive preparation and various support from our team. Does that answer your question?
Katherine Mclennan
25:34
Very helpful question and answer.
LG
26:47
Thank you very much! Yes it does!
Brendan
27:30
Great! Feel free to add questions under the "Q&A" tab at the bottom of your screen too -- that way we can collect questions for Cynthia or SC to answer live at the end of the presentation
Katherine Mclennan
34:09
Are the communities wary of us teachers from the South?
Brendan
34:12
Agreed, Heather! Elders are a critical part of education for young people
Brendan
34:41
That's a great question, Katherine. We'll save that for a live answer at the end
Katherine Mclennan
34:57
perfect
Heather
40:32
Katherine, there is an online course through UBC that has amazing information for interested participants. readings, videos, assignments and discussions all take place in the short period of time that this course takes to complete.I highly recommend it.It's called Reconcilliation for Indigenous Education
Gill
41:08
Hey Heather, great suggestion! You'll need to change your message settings just about your text box so attendees can see your responses as well :)
Katherine Mclennan
41:14
Thank You!
Gill
41:16
Awesome!
Heather
41:36
lol i saw that. i have changed it and copied the message so that Katherine can see it
Gill
41:48
thanks!
Brendan
42:22
Thanks for the suggestions, Heather and Chelsy. This was the book that Cynthia just mentioned: Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford
Michelle Romanuk
42:29
I really appreciate you making this webminar available for us to watch. I am in my first year of Education at the University of Manitoba (Teachables: Biology and Indigenous Studies) and am a member of Fisher River Cree Nation. Next year my tentative plan is to do my practicum 3 at my home community of Fisher River and my practicum 4 in Northern Manitoba. I am Cree but have never lived on reserve but I went into education with the mission that I wanted to work with Indigenous students and work on reserve. I appreciate this information to help when I do start to teach in indigenous communities.
Heather
42:55
I have tried peeling the bark off a birch bark tree out of curiousity. I have a piece of birch bark biting from the 18oo's. It's not easy !!!
Brendan
43:32
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Michelle. It's great to have you on the webinar!
Jess
44:30
is anyone familiar with indigenous land based learning centers? It is a fantastic movement beginning in MB through the 7 Oaks Division. Children learn on the land & help with their projects of sustainability with restoring prairie grasses.
Brendan
45:09
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Michelle. I hope that we can stay in touch as you think about communities in northern Manitoba that you'd like to learn more about. This year, we've partnered with 3 northern First Nations in Manitoba.
canne
45:39
Hi Michelle, my name is Anne Nelson and I'm in my last year at the U of M. I'm currently doing my practicum in Hollow Water, MB. Please look for me on Facebook!
Heather
45:52
Brendan, I can't see Chelsy's suggestion.
Brendan
46:16
Ah yes, I'll copy it here for everyone: "Also, a good book to read: “Teaching Each Other, Nehinuw Concepts & Indigenouse Pedagogies” by Linda M. Goulet & Keith N. Goulet"
Heather
46:32
Thank you
Jamila
48:02
There is also an ABQ on First Nations available to learn more about the culture, values and practices of indigenous people.
Brendan
48:04
Thanks very much for that perspective, afkakegamic. It's important for people to know how to find resources when they go to a new community.
Heather
48:49
sorry Jamila....ABQ ?
Brendan
49:16
Afkakegamic, I'll ask Cynthia for her advice on what resources to go to learn about local initiatives when they arrive in a new community. Do you have any suggestions that you'd like me to add
Jamila
50:20
Heather, it’s Additional Basic Qualification course
Heather
50:51
of course ! Thanks Jamila
Heather
52:02
Do you find that some parents/elders are hesitant about us joining their communities/schools? If so, how would a new teacher respond or react ?
Keisha Deoraj
52:14
Thank you so much!
Carolyn
52:20
Gchi-miigwech Cynthia! Always appreciate the opportunity to listen to you.
Jamila
53:23
Thanks Cynthia, it’s nice to hear you!
Gill
54:39
That's a great suggestion Afkakegamic!
Heather
59:49
I love that ! "Boss you mouth" hahaha it's great
Carolyn
01:01:11
Think that's an important point - not all of our Northern communities take part in traditional practices as we see in the South
Jess
01:01:53
that's a very good point
Gill
01:02:15
really great point, Carolyn, every community is different
canne
01:03:14
Gchi Miigwetch Cynthia and Brendan. Check out Thomas King';s Coyote Columbus
Carolyn
01:04:51
Yes!!!
Timothy Bock
01:04:59
Thanks everyone! I’ve got to go. That was great!
Gill
01:05:21
Thanks for coming, Timothy!
Keisha Deoraj
01:06:31
I also have to head out soon. Will I be able to watch the recording to catch the last part of the conversation?
Heather
01:07:27
This has been my method for several years. Based out topics on what the students interests are. Play-based learning. keeps them engaged and interested. Have them be responsible for their learning and educational experience.
Gill
01:07:29
Hi Keisha, I believe we will be sending the recording following the webinar. Thanks for joining!
Keisha Deoraj
01:07:47
Thanks so much for putting this together! See ya!
Allegra Iozzo
01:08:00
These tips are so helpful and practical! Thank you!!!
Gill
01:08:02
Glad you enjoyed it! Have a good evening!
Heather
01:08:30
Cynthis , I can totaly relate and understand what you are saying
Heather
01:09:02
*butter fingers....sorry about the spelling
Jess
01:11:58
thank you. I appreciate the practical wisdom shared here 😊
Rosalie Maglanque
01:13:50
Hi! Are we going to receive a certificate of attendance for this workshop?
Gill
01:14:32
Hi Rosalie, if you email us at selection@teachforcanada.ca, we can have one sent to you!
Gill
01:15:00
Thank you so much for joining us, Anita!!
Rosalie Maglanque
01:15:21
Thanks.
LG
01:15:35
Thank you for the workshop - take care!
Brendan
01:15:51
So good to hear from you, Anita! Sending you positive thoughts
Brendan
01:17:49
Hi Frances, thanks for this. Can I share this on your behalf, or could you send to all attendees?
Jamila
01:18:35
Thanks for the practical and culturally responsive strategies shared!!!
Brendan
01:18:41
Hi all, these books were shared by a TFC teacher, "When we play our Drums they Sing", "Lucy and Lola". and a high interest book called "You Can't Make Me"
Brendan
01:19:25
Thanks Frances!
Heather
01:20:09
Cynthia, Brendan, and Gill ...... thank you for your time, leadership and knowledge. I appreciate all you do to help us become more well rounded educators. Chi-miigwech ! Stay well.
Brendan
01:21:13
Thanks for joining and contributing, Heather!
Carolyn
01:22:23
Great webinar -thank you!
Allegra Iozzo
01:22:34
Thank you for this guys!
canne
01:22:38
Thank you, take care!!!
Jamila
01:22:45
thanks