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Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners

This resource offers information and sample strategies that classroom teachers can use to help their Aboriginal students be successful learners. It provides information on Aboriginal cultures and perspectives, and discusses the importance of family and community involvement. It includes shared wisdom from Elders and Aboriginal scholars, and related stories shared by teachers of Aboriginal students. The resource also includes information on learning disabilities and recognizing the gifts of individual students. This resource is focused on professional development for teachers, districts and schools and supports a student/classroom connection.

URL:https://education.alberta.ca/media/563982/our-words-our-ways.pdf
Type(s):Text Resource
Focus(s):First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Audience(s):Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Apply knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Support knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Keyword(s):Communities, Community, Culture, FNMI, Indigenous
Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Is External:Yes
Date Posted:November 01, 2012