Brenda Germain - Presenter

Nigugtugewei / Forest Kindergarten Educator
Listuguj First Nation

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I have been teaching for 10 years. I have been fortunate enough through the years to be a part of a few early years (3-5 year old) curriculum building projects that have truly opened my eyes concerning the needs and wants of students and educators alike. I began my land-based education journey 4 years ago. I was teaching kindergarten at the time and found that most of my day was spent trying to 'control' the behaviour of my class and a small amount of time was set aside for actual learning. I was motivated to create a program that would nurture the well being of my students and connect them (and myself) to our culture and language. Thus, Nipugtugewei/ Forest Kindergarten was born. I joined forces with Joyce and each year we are able to develop different aspects of the program, focusing more and more on mental health, language learning and cultural traditions. All of this is achieved while maintaining 'mainstream' standards.
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Brenda Germain's Sessions


3:00 - 3:45pm, Opaskwayak Education Services’ student-centered response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bev Fontaine

3:45 - 4:30 pm, Forest Kindergarten; Land-Based Learning, Joyce and Brenda Germain and,
Reading Through the Pandemic: Inspiring Change and Building Resiliency with Online Literacy Tutoring, Jacob Pitawanakwat and Fabrice Grover
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm