A week or so ago, a Principal was telling me how wonderful Uncle Ernie Grant’s Tully based cultural awareness workshop based on his learning framework was. She had attended his workshops in Tully, North Queensland, and was in awe of what she’d learned. She seemed to be convinced that she was now set to always … Continue reading Frameworks and Critical Thinking
I’m making up an acronym – Free-Range-Scholar (I think I’ve plagarised it from @blogdiva – but because we’re free-range its okay). I’ve referred to myself in recent years as an academic refugee – its like a Life-Long Learner, but kinda not, because despite ourselves, we do look for therigour of academia (even if we don’t always achieve … Continue reading Free Range Scholar
Picture this scenario. Kids in bed, its quiet and peaceful, nothing’s happening just sitting in front of the telly, my partner and I reading the weekend papers, drinking tea. And there’s a story on the front page of the paper – a football player (or coach) has managed to get himself into trouble (a spear … Continue reading Embedding Indigenous Knowlege – What’s Your Investment?
“I can’t find an elder to come & speak to my class” This is a fairly standard question from teachers as we move into the time some schools are thinking about how they will celebrate NAIDOC week. Let’s think about why it might be “difficult” to find a guest speaker and how you might consider … Continue reading "I can’t find an elder to come & speak to my class"
It may seem bizzare that a blog devoted to talking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives would have its second post about PLNs, but perhaps we won’t do things in an expected way. At the Critical Classroom, we’re interested in constantly driving learning from teachers and students. The most curious teachers are the most exciting ones. … Continue reading Grow your understanding of Indigenous issues by developing an educator PLN
Had a yarn with a deadly young Murri yesterday. He’s worked in schools & is currently working in criminal justice. He was reminiscing about his time in schools in Logan. Too many of the schools & teachers thought that implementing Indigenous perspectives was to – add in some traditional sports on sports day or find … Continue reading How can we work for you?