Every year around the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I bring up and topic of making changes in the world with students. To do so, we first need to examine the parts where changes are needed. When presented the question of "how can we make the world a better place?" often students might think of materialistic item (i.e. more toys, more parks, etc) and that is developmentally appropriate for this age group. Those are things that they can connect to with their own experiences. However, the conversation with this group of students immediately led to responses saying:
*pictures taken after I posted the writing on window, hence the glare.
Educator & Researcher
My passion for working with children started at a young age. I’ve been working with young children for over ten years and through my experiences, I have noticed that there’s a lack of emphasis on Ethnic Studies in most Early Childhood (ages 0-8) classrooms. As an Early Childhood Educator, I’m curious about how to incorporate Ethnic Studies into the daily curriculum in a way that invites young children to build self & community love, appreciate & celebrate diversity, and be reflective learners.