If you’ve been away for a while, you will have noticed that a lot of the blog categories have changed. I’ve added categories to the top menu bar in an attempt to make finding older posts easier. I think I’m on the right track, but I have a looooong way to go before I’m even … Continue reading Changing categories for a new framework
July is a big month. There’s Zulai Wan (July One) or Coming of the Light for many Torres Strait Islander families and communities, then NAIDOC Week is a week later. The whole of the country gathers in their communities to celebrate achievements and recognise survival. But the celebration and activity doesn’t need to end there. There … Continue reading NAIDOC might be done for another year, but the party has just got started
Start the school year by welcoming students to a deadly year and by acknowledging country and people. You will need to know on whose land your school is located. The AIATSIS/Horton Map is a useful guide, but ideally you will consult with your local community. You can view an large online version of the map … Continue reading A great way to start the year … Acknowledge country
We recently created a new product, Celebrate with Mini-Bunting. In itself “bunting” is hardly an authentic cultural activity, nor is it going to set the world on fire in solving serious issues. But, we created the bunting as part of our personal celebrations for Black History Month, and NAIDOC. Creating these little fiddly pieces of … Continue reading Identity and belonging
If you’re following the Critical Classroom you will know that we’ve moved house a few times. Well, I’m hoping that this will be the last move and that will be able to build a sturdy house here. I’m not 100% certain all the old comments will appear. Would love to have a few comments on posts … Continue reading Old posts have been imported
Over the next few weeks, The Critical Classroom will be moving to a new home. This old site will remain, but eventually, we won’t be posting any new posts here. We can’t leave though without saying a huge thank you to Blogger (and the Blogger community). If you’re ever interested in starting a blog on … Continue reading News for The Critical Classroom
One of the downfalls of using Blogger is that there is no space to upload files and documents. I have to upload them somewhere else and then link them here. When The Critical Classroom is a bit bigger, we’ll move over to a self-hosted site with loads of space. But til then, we’ll have to … Continue reading A quick craft activity idea
Just a quick update: I’ve just recently created a Facebook Page for The Critical Classroom. I’m finding it’s an easy way to share the incidental articles and links that I come across during an ordinary day. I’m very conscious though that not everyone is a fan of Facebook, so I’ve created a The Critical Classroom … Continue reading Keeping track of The Critical Classroom
I’ve written before about the ‘You’re deadly’ poster I created a while back. I have created another poster using Glogster. It’s fairly simple as it’s the first one I’ve ever created. I’m sure I’ll get better as I do more. February 2012 Update: The Glogster link has failed. I’m reposting my original poster. You can … Continue reading You’re deadly, I’m deadly. We’re all deadly.
Easter is Deadly & its on my lounge room floor! No that doesn’t mean my floor is covered in chocolate. It mwans that our teacher books have arrived. Easter is deadly is designed for early childhood educators (including daycare & pre-schools) interested in embedding Indigenous perspectives into all aspects of their curriculum. I’ll be uploading … Continue reading Easter books have arrived!