Research Time
Educate the Earth
Educate the Earth's podcast series called Research Time aims to make research accessible. She is Métis and is a Graduate Student at the University of Ottawa. She will ask friends who are also in the fields of research and education to join her and talk about a new article every week. They will make personal and worldly connections to their chosen articles. You will learn something new while impacting the world around you.

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Episode Twelve: Relationality of Curriculum and Reconciliation under the Supervision of Keri Cheechoo and Nicholas-Ng-A-Fook with your Host

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Articles: 
Ng-A-Fook, N. (2005). A curriculum of mother-son plots on education’s center stage. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 21(4), 43-58.
Cheechoo, K. (2020). Reframing reconciliation: Turning our back or turning back? In…

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Episode Eleven: Relationality Through the Breath of Life Theory, Epistemological Way-Finding, and Positionality with Lisa Ambaye

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Article: Cindy Blackstock (2007). The Breath of Life Versus the Embodiment of Life: Indigenous Knowledge and Western Research.
In our conversation, we unpack the Breath of Life Theory through Indigenous epistemological worldviews,…

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Episode 6: Trauma Informed Instruction – Amplifying Resilience of Children and Youth with Amanda VanNest

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Book Chapters: “The Trauma Informed School” by Jim Sporleder. 
Chapter 3: Trauma, Stress, and the Brain 
Chapter 10: Creating a relationship based culture 
Amanda and I discuss strategies, ways of thinking, and understandings of how to…

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Episode Five: Supporting Educators – The Indigigogy of Social and Emotional Skills with Madison Kozma

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Article: The Aspen Institute – Council of Distinguished Scientists. (2017). The Evidence Base for How We Learn – Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Environment.

Madison and I unpack what it means to be a social and…

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Pilot: Journey of Podcast, Métisness, and Educational Responsibility with your Host Madelaine McCracken (Educate the Earth)

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Article: Susan Dion (2016) Mediating the Space in Between: Voices of Indigenous Youth and Voices of Educators in the Service of Education.
In Episode One of Research Time, Madelaine talked about “Restitution in Education” and how it is…

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Episode Four: The Circle of Courage – Holding the Courage to Enact Indigigogy into your Educational Practice with Maria Christman

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Resource: The Circle of Courage (TM). 
Maria and I unpack the Circle or Courage and how it can be used within your classroom educational practices. We discuss the ways educators can be thoughtful about enacting this practice and how…

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Episode Three: Inclusive Education – Supporting Students with Disabilities and Differentiation in Classroom Environments with Kayla McGougan

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Article: Tim Loreman. (2012). Measuring inclusive education outcomes in Alberta, Canada.

Kayla and I unpack what it means to have an inclusive classroom and how as educators, can support students with disability in thoughtful and…

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Episode Two: The Residential Schooling System – Not Shielding our Children Away from Difficult Topics with Nikkole Heavy Shields

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Article: The Globe and Mail. (October 21, 2020). Sen Murray Sinclair: Alberta’s leaked curriculum plan around Residential Schools would be a ‘terrible mistake’. 
Nikkole and I discuss the narratives that must be shared from the…

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Episode One: Settler Educators and How to Appropriately Support Resilience in Youth with Ashlynne Scovoranski

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Article: Laurence J. Kirmayer, Stéphane Dandeneau, Elizabeth Marshall, Morgan Kahentonni Philips, & Karla Jessen Williamson. (2011). Rethinking Resilience from Indigenous Perspectives.

Ashlynne and Madelaine unpack resilience and how…

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Episode Ten: Yoga (Meditation) in Education with Kumanan Kunaratnam

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Article: M. Anbarasu and V. Chandramohan (2015) Yoga in the Management of Anxiety Among Students
Kumanan and Madelaine discuss how yoga is practiced, its original context, how it can be adapted within our educational spaces, and how we…

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