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Dawn van Hees
how do we bring this project to our Head Start program
Thank You! Is what you are reading from The Innocent Classroom? YES! Show don’t tell! Relationship building is key.
I think this concept can also improve our relationships with patients
Wonderful talk. Thanks.
Is there an exercise we can do with our own children to help them (and ourselves) to see others through a stereo-type free lens?
I think this invitation to list some of the specifics of our stereotypes is a powerful tool. Thanks for the stimulating talk. Your body of professional work seems impressive.
Your comments: “Unburden the children from our bias. “ As a higher education professor, we work to be inclusive in all facets. As a music teacher, my repertoire, assignments and research has to reflect all people. Other thoughts and suggestions you have for promoting a classroom without negative narratives. I’ll read your book.
I absolutely love everything you are saying. Children need to be fully seen and loved for who they are.
Thank you for the thought provoking presentation!
I’ve been part of a couple small faith communities that had a stated commitment for members: to be in authentic relationship with someone/group on the margins. I always felt that was particularly difficult to do “authentically” unless it came from an authentic setting. How do you see authentic relationships beginning?
Children’s Books that show diversity that we can share with grandchildren?
We’re offering a Parenting for Racial Justice Series through Stillwater Schools. We just received a grant through the Stillwater Area Foundation to continue this work. Like Alexs mentions, we need to start with children and what they’re seeing and experiencing.
During his adolescent years my son was angry, rebellious, confused etc. He was an Asian immigrant. We were white. I made it through (as did he) because teachers really cared and were in constant communication with us as parents. Their consistent support for him and us helped him change and focus on maturing successfully. That's how important effective educators are.
As a spouse to an educator, I so wish he could have been here today. Your book will be part of his Father’s Day gift. Thank you.
Nancy, thanks for sharing this. It takes a village!
Excellent and thought-provoking presentation. The concept that all stereotypes are false is so true! Finding a child's good is something that can extend to all people. Look for the good in all people.
To Kristin: “Fatima’s Great Outdoors” https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/982718940/camping-is-an-all-american-adventure-in-fatimas-great-outdoors
@Sarah Bruch, it is recorded and can be watched at a later time. :)
How does this mimic or compliment Anti-Bias Education?
Not only do we need to create a better understanding about the children of color but we also need to be honest in what the curriculum contains. If there is no historical context we can't ever reach a common understanding of what the issues are.
This has been excellent!
@ Jennifer Oconnell - Thank you.
Thank you for bringing this message to the SCVF group. I found your message to be incredibly impactful. I hope our work with you continues.
another great book about abolitionist education: Bettina Love, We Want to do More Than Survive
Dawn van Hees
Thank you Alexs, I did send a message through your website. I look forward to talking with you. I loved this conversation
This was wonderful! Thank you for such a wonderful series and today's critically important program.
Kristin: Beth Fogarty with WHO Books has a GREAT list of children's books.
Someone asked about diverse books for grandchildren. Your library will have amazing lists and resources available for you. WashCoLib.org
I hope you will continue the conversations virtually. It allows many of us to participate. Thank you very much for this excellent series!
Valley Booksellers in Stillwater has a wealth of books on inclusion and understanding for adults. Jill Tammen is my contact there…former Hudson High School English teacher.
Glad we can smile at one another again!!
Whether or not we interact in person with people of color or who are different from us, we do have to confront biases. I have used books to awaken me to biases of all biases. Because I don't like in an integrated area but my path crosses with those who are non-white when I go to the Twin Cities, plays, shopping etc. It's up to us..
I love the idea of connecting with kids of color by highlighting their good, not just being ‘nice’.
Thank you Alexs and SCVF! A truly excellent presentation.
Sheri Marnell-SCV Bus Innov Center
THANK YOU Alexs!
Emily Nelson (she, her, hers) - St. Croix Family Resource Center
Thank you Alex and SCVF for an outstanding presentation!
Thank you so much!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great way to help us do something different!!!
Thank you Alex. Impactful and appreciated.
thank you everone
Thank you., Alexs. Inspiring to listen to you. As always.
Thank you! Wonderful!
Thank you so much Heather and Angie and SCVF. Thank you Alexs