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I find it difficult to find recent information regarding a more positive outlook at Natives. I enjoy reading this Native Youth Magazine because it brings light to popular people that have Native American descent. Shows various links to their social medias and I find useful in gaining some idea of how far the social media is impacting the native youth community.

The concerns of native education is spreading. What I enjoyed is the contributions and community with the US president Obama. In this report, it shows some root causes of the educational crisis among First Nation students. 2014 Youth Native Report explains that “[e]xperience suggests that incorporating Native languages and culture into academic settings can improve educational engagement and outcomes.” This report for a US government associated document is important because that recognition is important. As educators for present and future, we need to see what the possible causes of educational disparities so that we can overcome them. The next step is knowing the means of overcoming those issues. The report gives a lot of statistics, root causes, and possible solutions.


This online book is an excellent source of explaining and understanding the impact of social media on behaviour. Which is key to my research in understanding the complex relationship between social media, emotion, and education. I’m still in the process of reading it. However, Meyrowitz, J. (1985) explains “the primary characteristic of any medium is its ability to impring on our senses and connect with our processes of though and expression.” Despite the age of the book, I find it relevant for our modern concerns.

This article is relevant to my research because it is discussing the attachment of emotion to educational environments.┬áPekrun, R. (2009) explains “[d]ue to the interactive nature of classroom settings, social emotions such as admiration, contempt, or envy can also play a major role in these settings.” So, if I consider the relationship of new technology age of classrooms being online, through some technology medium, and the nature of a classroom, it could create an emotion. What is that emotion? Is it positive? and my concern is, how could we incorporate any Indigeous culture into it? (if possible) This article caused me to ponder what possibilities there are to this situation.

I loved the fact this article is very recent. It is discussing the emotional relevance to education. The article explains “[t]he emotional brain, the limbic system, has the power to open or close access to learning, memory, and the ability to make novel connections.” This can be related to native culture or lack of culture within the educational system. How can this effect the students? Would the suggestions within this article provide the environment for native students?

The role of emotions in learning

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