The person that exhibits competent communication to me is Oprah Winfrey. Forbes.com listed 7 Things Good Communicators Always Do. They are: 7. Read body language 6. Listen 5. Ask for clarification 4. Ask questions 3. Be specific 2. Represent facts 1.Get personal I remember watching The Oprah Winfrey Show when I was a teenager and… Continue reading What is communication?
My hope I have when I work with children and families from diverse backgrounds is to make sure they feel comfortable when they enter my classroom. I want them to know that I am looking out for their best interest as well as their child’s. This can also be a learning opportunity for the children,… Continue reading Professional Hopes and Goals
For this assignment, I am working in a child development center when I receive word that a child and their family are moving from Italy. In order to prepare and familiarize myself, I read and research more about Europe. Five ways in which I will prepare myself to be culturally responsive towards the family are:… Continue reading Welcoming Families From Around the World
One memory of bias and/prejudice that I experienced was when I was a nutrition education teacher. I would travel around to 5 or 6 different schools in the county educating the children for 30-45 minutes about healthy eating habits while playing a game pertaining to food and treating them to a snack at the end… Continue reading The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice, and Oppression
Microaggression to me can be defined as being stereotypical. Dr. Derald Wing Sue defines them as brief everyday indignities that may be verbal, behavioral or environmental and are communicated intentionally or unintentionally that contains an insulting message. These messages could often cause severe psychological stress and harm while reflecting the view of inferiority or superiority… Continue reading Practicing Awareness of Microaggressions
Culture can be defined as a different set of characteristics that are available to us through the children in terms of race, ethnicity, economic, language abilities (Laureate Education, 2011). Groups defined by gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality are all represented in the culture (Deaux, 2001). I asked three friends from different backgrounds and ethnicities their definition… Continue reading Perspectives on Diversity and Culture
The three things that I would take from the catastrophic event to represent my family’s culture would be: (1) my grandmother’s birthstone (2) a photo album and (3) a quilt that my mom made. I would take my grandmother’s ring because I could wear it to remind me of her and the fun times we… Continue reading My Family’s Culture