Tuesday, December 13, 2016
What I Have Learned
My hope is that I have become a much better professional after taking this course, that I have learned by digging deeper with understanding biases and lifestyles that I am normally unfamiliar with. I hope that the information that I take away from this course can help me translate and inform what Anti-Bias Early Childhood Education looks like and how in the field we can continue to move forward in continuing to learn and grow as professionals. Self-awareness is what I gained, and what I hope to demonstrate while working with children and families and to show them that I embrace their individuality and I welcome them and include them in the programs environment.
My goal when it comes to diversity, equity and social justices is to make sure that as a professional I show everyone I come into contact with the same dignity and respect I ask of. I want to show professionals that they are a big part of making sure the children we work with know equality and know what inclusion feels like and to know that we are all equal no matter what our background and socioeconomic status may be. To show children that speaking up for your fellow man is OK and that it is the right thing to do. No one has the right to say who is equal and who is not, especially when we are all equal in Gods eyes.
I want to say Thank You to all my fellow colleagues in this class that shared their stories, who admitted to their biases and who dug deeper to reflect on those biases and set goals to work toward those biases. That is the first step to becoming a remarkable professional in the field of early childhood education. When you know better, you do better....this is what my Grandmother has always taught us. I love the quote by Gandhi,
I challenge you to be this change and watch how your example will touch someone, and even if it only changes one person, you touched someone and that is a start. Good luck to you all in your continued journey of higher education and learning, it has been a pleasure being in this class with you all. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
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