S2 Episode 4: The Guardians pt 1

In this episode we chatted with Phillip Dodson, principal of Ray Underhill PS. Later, we were joined by teacher Gwen Reitemeier and a couple of grade 5 students as they discuss how their experiences with Indigenous education has created a stronger sense of community in the school. 

This or That? Real Tree or Fake Tree?

We landed on opposite sides on this one with Emily in favour of real trees despite the pesky pine needle clean up. While Nicole sided with the fake trees due to condo act restrictions.

As promised, here is a photo of Nicole’s beloved Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.

What’s New in EML?

EML Teacher Leaders from across the board have been gathering for PD over the past two weeks. We reflected on how the open format beginning with provocations in the morning and an EdCamp style event in the afternoon provided these teachers with opportunities to share and learn from each other. If you aren’t quite sure what an EdCamp is check out the EdCamp site for more info. It is a great way to leverage the expertise of those in the room and to allow participants to drive the learning in the direction they need.

From the Interview

Spirit Point Campground Aboriginal Awareness/Training Program

Peel Restorative Practices Resource Page  (PDSB Intranet only)

The Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers

Note: The interviews were so rich, that we have enough for a second episode, check out The Guardian Part 2 next week.

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