Intersection Education - Toward Better Teaching and Learning

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Ramona Big Head speaks about what colonialism is to her as a Blackfoot woman and the effects on her life today.

In this episode we speak with Ramona Big Head, an educator with over 22 years of experience who is currently in her second year as principal of the ground-breaking Kainai High School, where she and associate principal Charlton Weasel Head are using a combination of brain science and traditional ways of knowing to help Kainai youth find their identity and advance their education through innovative curricula. A prior instructor at the University of Lethbridge for two years (2011-2013) in the Faculty of Education, Ramona currently is also a PhD Candidate out of the University of British Columbia examining the correlation between arts education and identity in Kainai youth.

Ramona's Blackfoot name is translated as "Many Sweat Lodge Woman" (Akaistsiiskaakii). She is a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 21 and recently became a great-grandmother.

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What is Intersection Education - Toward Better Teaching and Learning?

The Intersection Education Podcast speaks about teaching and learning to insiders and outsiders in the education field seeking to help improve schools. Hosted by Corey Haley.