Gratitude for #naeycAC

Gratitude for #naeycAC

A week ago, I suggested using #CulivateOptimism to share positive or uplifting stories about working with children and families. Since I'm not the best at waiting or wallowing in negativity, the impatient/action-oriented part of me activated, and I started searching for stories that would inspire and motivate me. As I was looking, I noticed that many of my [...]

Learning To Be a Culturally Inclusive Educator & Researcher is a Process

Learning To Be a Culturally Inclusive Educator & Researcher is a Process

I didn't realize being an early childhood researcher and educator who incorporated multicultural and anti-bias principles was going to be an intense growth process. Since I was raised with educators in the family, attended international studies schools, and lived as a woman of color, I figured I knew what to do (for the most part). [...]

Black Feminism and Constructionism

Black Feminism and Constructionism

Throughout my doctoral program, I have been "trying on" different pedagogies and theories that focus on working with diverse students using technology and media. After several semesters of exploration, I have found that I resonate with Black feminism and constructionism. As I have explained in a previous blog post, combining these two theories have been [...]

Discussions about Diversity at #ISTE2015

Last week, I attended the 2015 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Annual Conference and led several events, including a workshop on diversity and technology in early childhood settings. The focus of this workshop was to help attendees make thoughtful choices about integrating technology to honor and empower diversity within their classroom or program. [...]