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The Journey Continues

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I have added so much to my anti-bias journey throughout this class. Each class has helped me grow closer to my goal of being a true anti-bias educator. My greatest hope is that I never lose sight of the fact “all children need respectful teachers who know how to foster their competency, strengths, and modes of interactions with the world (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010) .” It is my responsibility to support and challenge all children and to help them develop the best of themselves. To do this I must remember, “It is not that we are different that cause the problem it is that we are treated badly because or these differences (Laureate, 2011).” I will support children’s ability to stand up for themselves and others.

Thank you

     Thank you to all for sharing your knowledge and stories with me. You have helped me grow and develop into the anti-bias teacher I desire to be. Thank you to all who have visited and read my blog posts. I have enjoyed reading and growing from you comments and questions. I look forward to continuing this journey through early childhood development together. It is so powerful to see our network of support growing. We must remember we will not always have the answers, we may not always have the confidence, and we will make mistakes, but we must act in the best interest of children regardless.

 

Reference

Derman-Sparks, L., & Olsen Edwards, J. (2010). Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves. Washington, DC: NAEYC.

Laureate Education, Inc. (2011). Strategies for working with diverse children: Your commitment to anti-bias work. Baltimore, MD: Author

 

 

 

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Author: cstravato

I am a wife of 14 years and have two boys, one is 10 and an the other is 8. They are busy and keep us hopping. I have been a pre-school teacher for 9 years with a break in the middle to teach kindergarten in FL for three years, and I had the luxury of staying home with my two boys for a few years. I enjoy teaching pre-school age children it gives me great pride to help set a generation up to succeed in their school careers and life. I am currently going back to school to complete my masters degree in early childhood education at Walden University.

One thought on “The Journey Continues

  1. Christina,
    “It is not that we are different that cause the problem it is that we are treated badly because or these differences” (Laureate, 2011), is one of my favorite thoughts I have taken away from the past eight weeks. I agree, this is certainly a quote worth remembering as it share the importance, reason, and need for anti-bias education! I also love what you had to share as well when you said, “We must remember we will not always have the answers, we may not always have the confidence, and we will make mistakes, but we must act in the best interest of children regardless” (Stravato, 2016). This also is a great take away from the end of this course as it is certainly true! We each need to remember it is okay not to have all the answers as it is only human to not always have the confidence and make mistakes. If we act in the best interest of children, we will certainly be working against biases. Having the best interest of children is often why people go into working with them. Sadly, overtime that thought gets pushed back due to all the paperwork and demands which must be met. I know I personally need to keep your words close to my heart! Thank you for sharing your wisdom the past eight weeks and I wish you all the best as you begin the close to this educational journey and begin the next chapter of your life!
    Jennifer

    References

    Derman-Sparks, L., & Olsen Edwards, J. (2010). Anti-bias education for young children and ourselves. Washington, DC: NAEYC.

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