Posted on July 7, 2022 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Simple Ways We Can Teach Racial Inclusivity in our Everyday Lives.
Posted on February 4, 2021 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
How are you learning with your students or family about Black history and how you can act as a present-day abolitionist and champion of inclusivity?
Posted on October 11, 2018 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
It seems impossible to get through voluntary playground duty without witnessing a child running with tears streaming down his or her face at recess time. This day was typical with one glaring exception. Walking up alongside the teary-eyed child, I spotted an upstander taking action. A second-grade girl was beginning to cry in a group …
Posted on September 21, 2017 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
When ethnographer Angela Valenzuela spoke with immigrants in Texas – Mexican-American parents and students – and dug into the meaning of the Spanish word “educacion,” (in English: education) they understood it to mean “caring before learning.” 1 And that interpretation makes practical sense for any and all school communities. Children not only need to feel …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: @ChildTrends, @MakingCaring Common, caring school communities, caring schools, CASEL, Child Trends, Equity, immigrant families, immigrant students, immigrants, Inclusion, Kindness, Making Caring Common, respect, safe school communities, safe schools, school communities, schools and safety, Social awareness, Teaching kids inclusion
Posted on March 9, 2017 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Kids Standard is a unique magazine in that kids are the primary authors. Educators and parents can learn much from children’s considered perspectives. Their mission is incredibly important. We empower children to become independent learners, critical thinkers and confident writers, by giving them abundant opportunities to showcase and improve their unheeded skills. We have a community …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Appreciating diversity, Arina Bokas, Classroom culture, Diversity, Educating for Valuing Differences, Inclusion, Kids and differences, Kids Standard Magazine, Kids with different beliefs, Raising and Educating for Valuing Differences, Teaching kids inclusion, Teaching kids to value differences, Welcoming immigrants
Posted on November 16, 2016 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. ― Mahatma Gandhi All children have to deal with and understand the paradox of separateness and connection, of individuality and belonging. In utero, babies have no sense of separation. They are physically connected to Mom through the very liquid …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Acceptance, Bullying, Caring, Compassion, Friendship, Including others, Kids and kindness, Kids caring, Promoting kindness, Qualities of a good friend, Teaching kids inclusion, Upstanders
Posted on June 16, 2016 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
Considering the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, I thought this book might be a helpful one to add to any family’s summer reading list. This wonderful book – “Made by Raffi” is about a boy who felt different and used his interests to positively contribute to the people around him. Our kids will all experience …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: "Made by Raffi", Appreciating differences, Children's book on differences, Craig Pomeranz, Diversity appreciation, Gender identity, Inclusion, Open heart, Open mind, Social awareness, Teaching kids inclusion
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