In January 2017, I put out a note to my community that I was starting a newsletter about Indigenous Education. Within 24 hours I received over 100 signups, and thanks to your support and your commitment to this teaching, Listen & Learn has grown in a big way!
I am INSPIRED by your commitment to bringing Indigenous content, topics, perspectives and histories to ALL of your students, and to your dedication to moving towards Reconciliation to your classrooms or in whatever educational journey you find yourself on. THANK YOU for your support and enthusiasm for this work!
Why this ask now
I believe the next step in this work is to bring other voices into the fold.
I want to interview more current teachers about the lessons they are developing, and their learnings from their experiments in the classroom. I want to approach my Indigenous colleagues and friends, and center their voices in this conversation.
And I am committed to pay people (especially Indigenous people) generously for their time and knowledge.
I also want educators to have access to a diversity of voices and experience on questions like "How can I make the territorial acknowledgement meaningful for my students?" and "How do I overcome my lack of confidence in teaching this material?"
To continue to grow the work, I have decided to begin a Patreon account!
Patreon is an online platform that helps artists and creators get paid directly by their audience. You can learn more about it here.
If you find Listen & Learn, my blog posts, or my interviews helpful, please consider contributing! If most Listen & Learn readers contribute $5 per month, I will be able to give an honorarium to my interviewees, pay for the equipment to record, the travel costs to meet them, and for some of my time. Your pledge will be charged each month. Contact me with your questions!