In considering the notion of a Community of Practice (or group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly), it is important to look at the areas around yourself and how those existing agencies can contribute to your professional […]Read more "Local and State Roles in Early Childhood Education"
Something that we have used in our company quite a bit is learning about Emotional Intelligence and learning more about ourselves and our teammates by using the DISC profile and assessment. Each individual is filtered into one of four categories a D (dominant) an I (influence), an S (steadfastness) and C (contentiousness). Most people are […]Read more "Emotional Intelligence – DISC D"
Previously we were asked to not only evaluate how we feel about our perception of our communication and listening skills but also get some honest feedback from others on how they perceive our communication and listening. In my own assessment of my skills, my results showed that I scored low in my anxiety regarding communication. […]Read more "Communication Evaluation"
Upon reflecting on the question “Do you find yourself communicating differently with people from different groups and cultures?” the answer is absolutely, yes. I feel as though everyone does in one way or another, and it can easily by interpreted negatively if it’s done in a way that is not sensitive or culturally appropriate, however […]Read more "Adapting Communication"
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"
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"
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"