Summary: The Three Seeds Of Inclusion

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Seeds of Inclusion provided a variety of useful information that could be used now and in the future as an educator. At the beginning everyone participated in Zumba as an ice breaker. It was interesting to learn that the Zumba instructor, Kirk Nichols, did this in his kindergarten classroom. I never would have thought of doing Zumba with young children, nor would I ever had been comfortable to do it in a classroom. However, doing this in front of adults made me less worried about what others would think of me. As I thought about it I would be more comfortable doing Zumba now in front of children, especially since they would have so much fun and probably wouldn’t know if I messed up on a step or two. After I was exhausted from getting a workout, …show more content…
There was a lot to choose from, but in the end, I went to a session called “The Three Lenses of Education: Parent, Educator, and Advocated”. Peg Grafwallner shared an enlightening story about the positive and negative situations she dealt with as raised her daughter who is autistic. She provided a perspective on the families’ emotions and views during situations that dealt her child with autism. She told us her stories on how she had to fight for her child to receive the education she deserved and how at first she was unaware of the questions she should be asking her daughter’s school. Working with children with autism, I never realized that the parents of the children may be unaware of questions they should be asking and certain education their child should be receiving at school. I became more sympathetic to the parents and open-minded on new ways to assist them. At the end, she provided articles and resources which would be helpful now and in the …show more content…
We learned how to ask others their name and how to sign our name. Then we introduced ourselves to other people in the room, which was a little hard for me to remember everything. I have a lot of practicing to do. My favorite part of this session was when we learned how to sign the word in the book “The Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss. I will have to keep practicing this so that I can read and use sign language with the children I work with. It was really nice that they provided a packet of resources, tools, and pictures of basic sign language. Also, I learned about the sign language certification that University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers, which I hope to receive after I finish getting my bachelor

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