As teachers, we need to develop an understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ways and perspectives so that we can implement culturally relevant strategies in our classrooms. This Additional Qualification course will focus on providing you with an increasing awareness and understanding of each separate group of Aboriginal peoples and the existing diversity of their history, culture, and worldview.
Building and supporting a safe, inclusive, learning-focused classroom starts with effective classroom management. Classroom Management examines how the creation and sustainability of positive, ethical, equitable, accepting, inclusive, engaging and safe learning environments ensures that student learning, resiliency, critical consciousness and well-being are supported.
Paramount to student success is providing a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment. Safe and Accepting Schools explores how social and emotional learning and the well-being of communities are critical to the establishment of a safe and accepting school. Candidates will critically and collaboratively, examine and learn to integrate, prevention and intervention supports that nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, cultural, spiritual and moral development of students.
Educators know that in order for meaningful learning to take place, students must feel a sense of safety and acceptance at school. This is especially true for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ). Studies show that creating a supportive environment for LGBTQ students improves educational outcomes for all students, not just those who may identify as LGBTQ. Teaching LGBTQ Students investigates the dimensions associated with creating and sustaining, safe, engaging, inclusive and accepting learning environments that honour the diversity of gender and sexual identities.