Creating a learning environment that reflects the diversity of the children and families with whom I work, would be a more well-planned time taker than just using one evening making a blog post. It is vital for home care centers to expand and deepen our understandings and respect for diversity, but also to promote strong … Continue reading Creating Affirming Environments
The diversity, development, and learning course has taught me quite a few things. Caring for children is the most basic thing we can do, and even then, we fail from time to time. As it mentioned in many of our resources, BASIC! Basic, yet the most difficult I would add. With the world we live … Continue reading What I have learned?
Art is one of the biggest ways where expression can be noticed in many ways using our senses. Art has always been the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as a painting or sculpture. This form of visual art usually produces work that is appreciated primarily … Continue reading Creating Art
I'm sure throughout your life you have heard at least one or two "inappropriate" comments a child has made, and I put "inappropriate" in brackets, because for them, what they see is the truth! I think the mortified feeling every teacher and parent get, are horrible, but also normal. When the talking starts, the questions … Continue reading Additional post – How to teach children about our differences!
We had a new teacher arrive at school and her one hand never formed. She didn't quite have fingers. They were under a centimeter with a small nail on each. I found the teacher crying after about two weeks and when I asked her why she said that the students were saying hurtful things about … Continue reading Shhhhh!! We don’t say that!
For this week we look at sections on “Gender” and “Sexual Orientation.” I had to spend some time reviewing children’s books, cartoons, shows, games and children on the playground in my area. While reviewing these actions or media, I had to think of messages that young children might unconsciously learn and see. What were some … Continue reading Are we doing too much, or not enough?
I wanted to make a new post to give thanks to ALL of my colleagues!! As previously mentioned, I can not always comment to everyone's blog, but I wanted to make a space here to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented this term!! Your encouragement, kind words, support and feedback means the world and … Continue reading WK8 – Time to move on
Ahaaaa!!! See what I did there 😉 When we take a look at adjourning, it is the last stage of the five stages of team development. In the adjourning stage, the project is coming to an end and all of the team members are moving in their own directions. This stage gives everyone a chance … Continue reading A(d)Journ(ing)+ey
After our communication assessments last week, I realized that I might be too forward, too honest, and too true. Now, around 65% of people would take this as an advantage to my personality. However, the other 35% are intimidated and feel that I over-power them with my thoughts, ideas, and creativity. I will never apologize … Continue reading Disagreements, arguments and how to make them better!!
Communication Communication Communication Communication is something that comes naturally…for some people. We send and receive messages through an exchange of words in order to get to a point or in social groups, just to mumble! After doing my own communication assessment I was highly surprised that I considered myself like the average person does (I … Continue reading Assessing Communication!