Children should be valued and encouraged
to build on their own meaningful ways of
communicating given the social, cultural
and linguistic capital they bring to schools.
When teachers and administrators are blind
to the hidden curricula of school environments,
fear becomes a factor in the school culture.
One should seek to understand first
before expecting to be understood.
When developing social emotional skills,
of people with
we develop enlightened citizens.
the creation of a collaborative environment
while simultaneously conforming to
school policy when required
essential to exploring
the more noble purposes of education
Technology in Education
Technology such as interactive websites,
databases, online mapping and graphing tools,
and interactive platforms also provide avenues
for multiple means of representation,
or the "what" of the learning process.
Stories help us connect with and remind us of our humanity.
Our humanity is at the heart of having tolerance for one another,
being just and kind, and having gratitude for the ways
in which all people have something to contribute to our society.