If I knew I would have a new student in my class from another country before they arrive, it would already be a bonus! It does not matter what country that child and family would be from, my plans would be the same! For me, it would not matter where the child is from. They … Continue reading Welcoming new families!!
What is Bias, Prejudice & Oppression? Before I scribble down experiences, I wanted to have a deeper understanding of these words. We hear them all the time, but do we actually know what they mean? They have been thrown around so easily, and people being victims of these occasions, are daily. Easy definitions: I moved … Continue reading Bias, Prejudice & Oppresion
Microaggression comes in all forms, from all cultures. If you say you have never encountered microaggression - sorry, my friend. You are lying! Microaggression hurt the most when it is unintentional. We speak faster than we think. We act faster than we think. THINK. On my last flight, I sat next to a woman. I immediately … Continue reading Awareness of Microaggression
Perspectives on Diversity and Culture I thought this picture sums up how I feel about diversity and culture sometimes. We are all the same, but so so different. We all bring something new, good, or even worse to the table. Culture is who we are and diversity is how we put all the little pieces … Continue reading Perspectives
I think for most people, a major country catastrophe would be the end of it. How do I move somewhere where I am only allowed to take 3 meaningful things?? Are they crazy? What, I have to give up two and only take one? I think that this little situation might just bring us down … Continue reading Help!! I’m leaving my comfort zone!
Research reminded me of the importance of terminology and the ethics related to conducting a research. How it all comes together and how we and the subjects being researched can benefit from a study. Play is one of the most important factors that contribute to a child's life of learning. Without play, social skills and … Continue reading The lifelong effects of Research
I decided to take a look at Early Childhood Australia The site gives us insight on Early Childhood Education in Australia and is the equivalent to The US’s NAEYC. Early childhood Australia is an organization that stands for advocating for young children in Australia. They regularly contribute to public policy debates that affect young children and … Continue reading Research around the WORLD
If I had the chance and knowledge to research anything... what would it be?! The chances are, it has been researched. After the past few weeks as I have searched for a topic to research and sifted through hundreds of studies and articles, I realized how many studies have been done. However, the thought then … Continue reading W3 – If I could, could I?
Play My chosen topic for this term is Play. Play can be divided in so many ways. I had subdivisions of Benefits of physical development, Benefits of outdoor play, and environmental benefits of play. I am not sure if I can do this, but I am making my subdivision: Play towards Healthy development. If I … Continue reading My Personal Research Journey
"It is encouraging to see that we're not alone. We can learn from each other" -James Kim What a wonderful statement and I am sure each and every one of us had this experience in the last few weeks learning more. Some consequences of learning about international early childhood education abroad have broadened my professional … Continue reading W8 – International Awareness