If their was one thing I would say that I have taken away from my ECS 210 class so far this year, it would have to be we have to become more aware of what and how we are teaching our students in the classroom. Their seems to be two revolving big topics in this class and they are teaching treaty education in the classroom, and racism in the classroom and society.
Treaty education is an important issue today, as even though it has been mandatory to teach in the classrooms since 1996, it is not actually being followed through with. As teachers and students in the school system, we need to know where we all came from, and where this country originated. We have to be able to get away from the colonization ideals that have been in place for so long, and let everyone know the real truth of who we are, and give the First Nations people the recognisition they deserve.
The second thing we have to be really aware of in Racism. This has been a subject that I have had a hard time coming to terms with. My entire life I have seen my self as not racist at all. However, in this class I have learnt that no matter how good we think we are doing for not being racist their are always subtle racist things in society that we all contribute to, even if it as simple as not answering a question about someone of another race, we can give off mixed messages that by ignoring it it is bad. I am hoping that in the future we all can become more aware of these things and help to eliminate the problems.