Do We Face or Run From Prejudice?
Teaching the whole child is more important now than ever. PreJUDGED Jamal from Powerful You encourages children to discuss diversity openly. I vividly remember when Jamal came to my guidance office feeling angry because someone made fun of his skin color. You could see the pain in his eyes. Many children relate to this story and feel empathy toward those who are prejudged. The definition of prejudice is: Preconceived ideas about people perceived as being different, due to race, religion, culture, gender, disabilities, appearance, language, sexual orientation, or social status. Are we teaching children about Prejudice? Becoming more aware of our preconceived ideas can help us improve our interactions with others.
Our power as educators lies in pointing out that our STRENGTH lies in our differences, not our similarities. Click here to discover many well-written books on ACCEPTANCE/DIVERSITY that can be integrated into daily classroom lessons.