| Any device used to promote the learning of children with disabilities. Ex: One of your students with special needs may have trouble holding a pencil. Putting a pencil grip on their pencil can make a difference.
| Anti-bias Education
| An approach that applies to children of diverse backgrounds and influences them to demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identities.Ex: Evaluate the classroom environment and determine if it's appropriate for antibias curriculum. By encouraging children to read and write about multicultural themes.Goal 1: Each child demonstrates self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identities.Goal 2: Each child expresses comfort and joy with human diversity; accurate language for human differences; and deep, caring human connectionsGoal 3: Each child increasingly recognizes unfairness, has language to describe unfairness, and understands that unfairness hurts.Goal 4: Each child demonstrates empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/or discriminatory actions.
| Engaging in strategies designed to improve the circumstances of children and their families. Plus going beyond day to day professional responsibilities and collaborating to help others.
| Cultural Competence
| The ability and confidence to interact effectively with children, families, and colleagues of different cultures.
| Cultural Diversity
| As a result of changing demographics, more students will require special education, bilingual education, and other special services. Issues of culture and diversity shape instruction and curriculum. These demographics also have tremendous implications for how you teach and how your children learn.
| Developmentally appropriate practice requires both meeting children where they are, which means that teachers must get to know them well, and enable them to reach goals that are both challenging and achievable.Ex:...
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