When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser,

more inclusive, and better organization. 

~ Pat Wadors

Acknowledge First Nations Pedagogy

 Talking Circles 

"Talking Circles or Circle Talks are a foundational approach to First Nations pedagogy-in-action since they provide a model for an educational activity that encourages dialogue, respect, the co-creation of learning content, and social discourse. The nuance of subtle energy created from using this respectful approach to talking with others provides a sense of communion and interconnectedness that is not often present in the common methods of communicating in the classroom. When everyone has their turn to speak, when all voices are heard in a respectful and attentive way, the learning atmosphere becomes a rich source of information, identity, and interaction."

(Reference: http://firstnationspedagogy.ca/circletalks.html