Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Addressing Diversity in Preschool

Preschools have an obligation to help children practice acceptance  and celebrate the differences between us. This sets the stage for future collaboration and successful teamwork in our global society. 

Gender acceptance is an important factor that greatly impacts a student's perceptions of safety in school.  Schools and teachers have a responsibility to be inclusive of all students, regardless of their gender identity or expression as well as other differences including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, physical abilities or religious beliefs. 

4 Ways Educators Can Approach Diversity in The Classroom 
  1. Games that help expand the definition of family 
  2. A class book with boys and girls wearing and doing what they want 
  3. Activities that focus on appreciating our uniqueness
  4. Reflecting on constructive ways to respond to bias statements 
My personal struggle when my son came out as transgender, taught me how important it is to reflect on our own personal biases and realize that changing these biases is not only possible but necessary. 

How do you address diversity in your classroom?

Learn more with our Diversity Workshop
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