“Washington, D.C. schools issued a five-page teacher’s resource guide for how to discuss Ferguson in the classroom. It’s full of practical tips, and geared for students in the public district.
Teachers who discuss police brutality and Michael Brown’s death will need to “remember that you will almost certainly have students who have been victims of racial profiling in your classroom,” the guide cautions, urging that teachers proceed with care, sensitivity and openness.”
Awesome and incredible resource! Read the full article HERE
“What if we taught learners that the Indian Act affects all of us?
This idea that one group of people, through a legislative process, can forcibly confine another group of people to pitiful land, trickle in barely enough resources to keep said people alive, and ultimately marginalize and demoralize generations to come, might seem like an un-Canadian experience. Images of South Africa, Gaza, ghettos in the United States or Brazil come to mind — where the undesirables are violently lumped together and left to dangle. Those who resist this practice are labelled rebels, extremists, or terrorists — as was Mandela.”
This is just about the best thing I’ve seen in a very long time. After noticing her son having issues learning to read, this woman brought her son to a cat shelter and had him read to the cats. Her son loved it so much he asked to come back the next day. And so this project was born! Not only did his reading improve after being able to practice in a safe environment, but the cats also LOVE the rhythmic sounds of the children’s voices as they read and it provides a real sense of closeness and bonding with these beautiful animals. I was in tears looking at the pictures. Animals are such powerful, intuitive beings. They are capable of so much love, it blows me away every day. Kids+Animals=Amazing!
Check out ‘Book Buddies” here and how you can help!
and ‘Love Meow‘ for more information ❤
Heart Melt! Check out Book Buddies!
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Indigenous Feminism Without Apology
“A nation is not defeated until the hearts of it’s women are on the ground”
Phenomenal work from Andrea Smith.
Please check out her book “Conquest; American Indian Genocide” if you are able, it is EXCELLENT.