cultural sensitivity

Boosting Parent and Family Engagement – Education Article

A MiddleWay Blog Whenever teachers “get to talking” about parents and caregivers, we can sound a bit like the little girl in Goldilocks and the Three Bears: ✻ This parent is TOO involved.✻ Those parents aren’t involved ENOUGH.✻ If only my student’s parents could get it JUST RIGHT. We know in theory that parent engagement can have an immense impact on student learning. Research shows a significant connection between parental involvement and kids’ self-esteem, motivation, engagement, and of course, academic…

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Age-appropriate tips for addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom – Education Article

Common Sense’s 2017 research report, Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’ Development, showed that kids who are fed gender stereotypes may internalize those roles, shaping their behavior for years to come. Stereotypically gendered media shows kids a narrow view of who they are and what they can be. Girls must be princesses: damsels in distress and sexual objects. Boys must be superheroes: decisive and strong. The effects on children of gendered media include: girls’ focus…

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