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Hello Kim! Thanks for joining!
Hi Katherine! Happy to see you here!
Hi Anita!! welcome!
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
Absolutely, I totally understand that its private information, and we don't want anyone to feel any pressure to fill it out :)
This may be a little early for this question..but what is Teach For Canada doing to RETAIN the teachers?
Hi Katherine, That's a great question!
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 :)
Hi everyone, Jamila
What are the advantages/disadvantages of teaching up north directly hired from the community versus through Teach for Canada?
Hi LG, happy to answer that!
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?
Very helpful question and answer.
Thank you very much! Yes it does!
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
Are the communities wary of us teachers from the South?
Agreed, Heather! Elders are a critical part of education for young people
That's a great question, Katherine. We'll save that for a live answer at the end
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
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 :)
lol i saw that. i have changed it and copied the message so that Katherine can see it
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
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.
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 !!!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, Michelle. It's great to have you on the webinar!
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.
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.
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!
Brendan, I can't see Chelsy's suggestion.
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"
There is also an ABQ on First Nations available to learn more about the culture, values and practices of indigenous people.
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.
sorry Jamila....ABQ ?
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
Heather, it’s Additional Basic Qualification course
of course ! Thanks Jamila
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 ?
Thank you so much!
Gchi-miigwech Cynthia! Always appreciate the opportunity to listen to you.
Thanks Cynthia, it’s nice to hear you!
That's a great suggestion Afkakegamic!
I love that ! "Boss you mouth" hahaha it's great
Think that's an important point - not all of our Northern communities take part in traditional practices as we see in the South
that's a very good point
really great point, Carolyn, every community is different
Gchi Miigwetch Cynthia and Brendan. Check out Thomas King';s Coyote Columbus
Thanks everyone! I’ve got to go. That was great!
Thanks for coming, Timothy!
I also have to head out soon. Will I be able to watch the recording to catch the last part of the conversation?
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.
Hi Keisha, I believe we will be sending the recording following the webinar. Thanks for joining!
Thanks so much for putting this together! See ya!
These tips are so helpful and practical! Thank you!!!
Glad you enjoyed it! Have a good evening!
Cynthis , I can totaly relate and understand what you are saying
*butter fingers....sorry about the spelling
thank you. I appreciate the practical wisdom shared here 😊
Hi! Are we going to receive a certificate of attendance for this workshop?
Hi Rosalie, if you email us at email@example.com, we can have one sent to you!
Thank you so much for joining us, Anita!!
Thank you for the workshop - take care!
So good to hear from you, Anita! Sending you positive thoughts
Hi Frances, thanks for this. Can I share this on your behalf, or could you send to all attendees?
Thanks for the practical and culturally responsive strategies shared!!!
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"
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.
Thanks for joining and contributing, Heather!
Great webinar -thank you!
Thank you for this guys!
Thank you, take care!!!