Celebrating Global Diversity Month

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“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer October is Global Diversity Month, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the different types of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences that make up our school communities. As educators, we have an opportunity to foster an … read more »


Celebrate World Poetry Day!

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World Poetry Day is held every year on March 21. World Poetry Day was adopted by UNESCO in 1999 “to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increase the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.” It is a day for people worldwide to appreciate poetry from around the world and bring people together around … read more »


Celebrate World Thinking Day

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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein A tradition since 1926, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22, scouting founder Lord Baden-Powell’s birthday. The Girl Guides and Girl Scouts dedicated this day to thinking … read more »


What Culturally Inclusive Toys are in Your Classroom Toybox?

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“Toys are children’s words and play is their language.” Garry L. Landreth When you think about Barbie®, what image pops into your mind? Is it the iconic doll with the blonde ponytail and slim figure? Perhaps you conjure up a picture of Barbie with her many accessories that include a beautiful Dream House, her perfect … read more »


Teaching About Diversity in Media

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Diversity in media is all about recognizing that multiple perspectives should be present in media, and if they aren’t then seeking out more diverse perspectives is warranted. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” is a shining explanation of why diversity in media is a must and why we must not … read more »