Author: Gledi Toci

Week 11- Queering the Curriculum

The queer sexual identity has yet to be accepted like other sexual identification. This is strongly due to people often feeling scared to identify as queer since they often feel looked down upon. Kolker, Taylor, and Galupo phrase it best when they state that, “It is expected that participants will identify as queer within settings…

By Gledi Toci November 29, 2021 3

Blog 10- Understanding Literacy

How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? Which “single stories” were present in your own schooling? Whose truth mattered? I moved here in grade 5, and if I am being honest I did…

By Gledi Toci November 22, 2021 2

Eurocentric Ways in Mathematics

As a future mathematics teacher, I have a strong love for math. I have been good at it for my whole life, and my favorite part about math is that there is a right and wrong answer. Even when I moved to Canada, I was still able to do the math here very well, considering…

By Gledi Toci November 15, 2021 4

Week 8 Blog Post

During fall semester several years ago, Dr. Mike Cappello received an email from an intern asking for help. Here’s part of it: “As part of my classes for my three week block I have picked up a Social Studies 30 course. This past week we have been discussing the concept of standard of living and…

By Gledi Toci November 1, 2021 2

Blog Post Week 7

After reading both Lopez and Brook’s articles, I feel as if I have a farther better understanding of relevant pedagogy in the classroom, as well as how to better contribute to the sense of self in my classroom. Firstly, I have become more aware of the importance of equality in a classroom. Having each student…

By Gledi Toci October 25, 2021 0

Hip-Hop in the Curriculum

After reading “Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Form of LiberatoryPraxis” by A. A. Akom, I could not agree anymore with the impact hip-hop could have in a classroom. I have been listening to hip-hop/rap for almost my whole life. I had always enjoyed listening to hip-hop/rap because obviously it was catchy and had good…

By Gledi Toci October 19, 2021 1

Building Curriculum Week 5

The curriculum has always been something difficult to get right. These outcomes and indicators build our future generation’s knowledge and beliefs. However, the curriculum can feel exclusive for some people in regards to their race, culture, gender, sex, disability, and much more. Therefore the question of ‘How do we get it right?’ rises. Well, the…

By Gledi Toci October 4, 2021 3