Monday, June 24, 2013

What I Have Learned

One hope that I have when I think about working with children and families that come from diverse backgrounds is that I can make a difference and be helpful to them. I want them to feel comfortable around me, I want them to know that they can talk to me and confide in me, I want them to feel accepted, cared about, and loved. I want them to recognize that I will teach in a diverse classroom and that I don't look down upon diversity, that I feel it's important my students know about it and that I plan to incorporate diversity into my classroom and lesson plans/curriculum. I want my students and families to know that I understand culture, enjoy learning about it and that I plan on benefiting from each individuals cultural strengths and perspectives.
 One goal that I would like to set for the early childhood field related to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice is to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable atmosphere for my students and families; to teach my students that diversity is encouraged and welcome in our classroom. I want my students to know how important diversity is and I want to openly and freely speak about diversity in my classroom. I want it to be a topic we discuss often; I think it's important.

I just want to thank my colleagues for taking the time to read my discussions, blogs, and assignments and for allowing me to read yours. I have learned so much from all of you and I look forward to the few classes I have left here at Walden University and look forward to getting closer to the finish line. Thank you again my friends, I have enjoyed reading your blogs and discussions and I hope you have enjoyed mine as well! Best of luck in all your future classes!!


  1. Stacy,
    Thank you for all your collaboration through this course. I also agree with you I want to be a teacher who provides a safe, secure, and comfortable atmosphere for all my students no matter what their background.

  2. Your goal of helping children to recognize diversity in the classroom is one of my goals too - Since I work directly with adults,it is extremely important to me that they have an accurate understanding of what diversity means.
    Thank you for your insights.

  3. Yolanda, I know you will be a caring teacher. We all want acceptance and children are a good place to start to teach them we all have a place in this world. I do think we need to make learning fun even when we are learning about cultures. We can all learn together. We tend to take things way too serious when it should be fun!

  4. Thanks for the positive feedback you have given to me in this course. I agree diversity is important and I wish you the best at incorporating it in your classroom with your students and their families. My desire is to be the best at what I love to do which is helping children and their families have successful outcomes.