Teachable Moments

All of us have a role in creating a school that feels welcoming and inclusive.  Many of the lessons I teach deal with recognizing the power of our words to hurt or heal.  Along those lines, I wanted to introduce you to an organization called Welcoming Schools which addresses family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in a K-5 learning environment.  Their website is rich with excellent resources and bibliographies.  How we respond to children’s comments and questions sends a powerful message.  Please check it out.  http://www.welcomingschools.org/teachable-moments/