To examine our assumptions and observations of communication, I watched a show that I do not normally watch and viewed it first with the sound off, then with the sound on to determine if my assumptions based on viewing their communication/non-verbal styles was accurate. I’m not sure whats show I viewed, as it was on […]Read more "Interpreting Relationships through Communication"
We can find that many world leaders tend to be great communicators. It’s how they get a group or a country to buy into their vision and direction and how they make people around them feel. Most of the time, this is done indirectly through events, speeches and interactions. When you think of some of […]Read more "The Great Communicator"
When I consider a hope that I have when I think about working with children and families who come from diverse backgrounds, I immediately consider how important it is to treat each child and family as equals. Doing this and holding each child equally accountable, equally responsible and ultimately treating them fairly (understanding that fair […]Read more "Professional Hopes and Goals"
It is part of our job to be responsive to each child and family, regardless of their culture or country of origin, however we often struggle with what we don’t understand or can’t relate to. It is for that reason, in a hypothetical situation where I, as the Director of a Child Care center would […]Read more "Welcoming Families from Around the World"
Recently, in one of the assignments I completed for my Masters course, we were asked to reflect on some questions regarding different bias’ and “-isms” such as racism, sexism, and heterosexual-ism. One experience that I would like to share for the purpose of this blog post is one that I experienced and was witness to […]Read more "The surprise of bias"
This week, while examining an experience of observed microaggression (brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people’s differences/races/preferences), I was easily able to pinpoint one I wish to highlight for you. I have a family that joined us […]Read more "Microaggression in Early Childhood"
I asked various people the same question: How do you define “culture” and “diversity.” Here are three individuals’ answers that I received: Culture- likes, dislikes, “ways” that make up a specific people group. Culture: The way a person was raised and how it relates to that person’s heritage. Including family dynamics, mannerisms, traditions, meals, morals, […]Read more "Culture and Diversity Defined"