This class on Diversity finishes this week! My 6th master's class is almost done! I have 5 left, I'm officially over half way there. So it's time for my last blog post for this class.
-One hope about diversity: I look at my own kids and I have hope in them. I see them make friends with kids who are different from them, they may have a different color of skin, or different abilities, or be a different gender, but my kids don't see that. All they see is that they are friends with this really nice girl or boy. I want to be more like my own kids and I want to continue to teach that to the other children I work with, that they should get to know someone's heart first before they make a decision about them.
-One goal for the early childhood field: I think that each person that works with children should be required to take professional development hours in the topics of diversity regardless of the location of their center/school. Too many people put diversity into a racial box and say that it has nothing to do with their school because everyone there is the same race. However, diversity goes way beyond that and encompasses everyone. If more teachers were received continued education in diversity, we would have a better chance of passing on a good viewpoint of diversity onto the following generations.
-I'm thankful for this class, and to all of my colleagues and classmates. I've learned a lot from each of you, thank you.