Sunday, June 20, 2010



In Making Room for One Another, Gerri August discusses dialogical teaching practices. These practices encourage teachers to teach diverse topics to help students learn about differences. Dynamic dialogicality are spontaneous, in the moment teaching practices. Designed dialogicality are calculated or designed lessons that focus on diversity. As educators we need to make children feel comfortable to learn how to accept the differences of all people. How can schools create safe learning environments where children learn to accept and respect all differences? How should an educator go about raising the topic of differences among families in their classroom?

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  1. While reading this piece, I also asked similar questions. In the article, Cody didn't want to talk about his family. His family project only included one photograph of his family, and he wasn't in it! As educators we want to create a safe learning environment for all of our students. What can we do to ensure that every child feels included and safe?