Ep. 72: Nurturing Social Justice Awareness, with Nick Terrones
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
The time is NOW for us, as educators and parents of today’s children, to courageously and creatively step into our responsibility for the development of tomorrow’s citizens … citizens who, ideally, live and express attributes considered to be humane, well thought out, balanced and equitable.
This episode, with the inspired and inspiring Nick Terrones, a Seattle-based preschool teacher, will provide reaffirming insights about the critical importance of your classroom and parenting practices, around a full spectrum of social justice challenges, all of which are firmly connected to children’s social emotional learning and lifeskills development.
Both Nick and I want to encourage you to share this important episode with others who you think might be ready to take on the worthwhile challenges of bringing social justice issues into their conversations with young children, even very young children, because it’s actually easier and more natural than you might imagine.
RESOURCES FOR YOU:
An excellent article on the EDUTOPIA site ~ Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice (Use young children's understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.)
REACH & TEACH ~ An independent bookstore and shop for unique products that transform you and the world. Everything at Reach and Teach is focused on Gender Equality, Sustainable Living, and Peacemaking. We offer books, toys, puzzles, games, green lifestyle products, teacher resources, and fair trade gifts for all ages.
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