Social Justice-Advocacy

Using Children’s Books to Explore Immigrant Experiences

“ We risk miseducating all of our [children] if we allow them to use their own cultural attitudes and values as the sole measuring stick for ‘normal human nature’”  (Taylor,  2000) When children are exposed to books that offer various viewpoints and values, they increase your child’s ability to analyze, evaluate, and make judgments about …

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Social Justice: Never to Early to Teach Children

As a society we think topics like discrimination, inequity, and social justice should be reserved for tweens and teens. We’ve somehow decided that little kids can’t understand these difficult, complex topics, or we want to delay exposing them to injustices as long as possible. Many kids don’t have that luxury of being shielded or protected …

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Social Justice Through Poetry

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.0.106″ /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section] Happy World Poetry Day! In honor of World Poetry Day, I wanted to post a poem written by a 12-year-old black male a few years back. This poem was written when he was given the prompt “Youth Violence” in sixth grade language arts classroom. He had anxiety over the …

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Genocides start with Bullying: Teaching Children to be Activists & Upstanders

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Today is National Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. I hope you are wearing your Pink. I know some of you are wondering how I am making the connections between Genocides and School Bullying. I know this may sound dramatic and even too scary to discuss, especially …

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Dealing With Tragedy With Children

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.86″] It is the tragedy of the Douglas High School shootings that I post this blog entry. This incident, because it was so close to my home, has left my children trying to make sense of it all (as many of us adults are doing the same). …

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