Event LIFT-NL 2024 starts on October 25, 2024 at 8:45:00 AM -0330
Sherra Robinson - NL Schools
Location: Salon B - 10/25/24, 11:30 AM - 10/25/24, 12:30 PM (-0330) (1 hour)

Sherra Robinson - NL Schools
Sherra Robinson

Sherra is a Mi’kmaw woman from Mekap’sk (Northern Peninsula) Mi’kmaq Band, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) and a member of the Newfoundland Indigenous Peoples Alliance. She is an educator and scholar. She is also a Program Implemenation Specialist With the Department of Education - Newfoundland and Labrador - K-12 Branch, and has a background as an English, Drama, and Technology teacher. She is an educational advocate and ally and has a keen interest in advancing student voice, choice and agency, storytelling, relationality, and Indigenous Education.

Presentation Overview
Research provides evidence that when we take a Relationships First approach to education we are better able to ensure that all students are engaged and that there is learning for all. A Relationships First approach helps to elevate student voice, choice, and agency in our schools and communities and helps to create a place where the gifts of all children are celebrated the way they were meant to be since time immemorial. When we celebrate and elevate the gifts of our students they are more likely to develop a sense of self-worth, be engaged in learning, and have a sense of purpose. To be more responsive to our provincial data, we have engaged student voices through focus groups, sharing circles, and value walks. As a result of providing space for students to share their stories and become agents of change, we are beginning to see evidence that when students “Engage the World,” they can indeed “Change the World.”

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