Welcome to the 'Collective Gratitude' Edition of Myles Ahead's curated Educator Resources.
To acknowledge the importance of collectively expressing gratitude in a good way, every day, the links below include recommended resources.
"The Haudenosaunee (known as the Iroquois Confederacy in French or as Six Nations in English) begin every gathering by offering greetings and thanks to all the elements of life that sustain us," called the Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen or Thanksgiving Address. "This ritual brings everyone into the space with a good mind, ready to listen and learn."
Tkaronto has been home to Indigenous Peoples for millennia. In this video, Sara Roque and Selena Mills share their reflections and gratitude for this land, with illustrations by Chief Lady Bird.
a)Teaching by the Medicine Wheel is an article by Nicole Bell, who is Anishinaabe from the bear clan from Kitigan Zibi First Nation, which explores "the importance of appreciating and respecting the ongoing interconnectedness and interrelatedness of all things." b) Christine M'Lot is an Anishinaabe educator and curriculum developer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She created the Medicine Wheel Goal Setting Lessonto share Indigenous views about wellness, relating to four parts of the self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Students will learn the value of self-care and ways to balance their wellness.
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