Day 29 (of 187) inclusion matters – not just some of the time – thanks @mradamwelcome
Today started with a great tweet on my feed:
And as I blogged earlier ( https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/day-26-of-187-pushing-my-inclusive-boundaries-thanks-tweetsomemoore/ ) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about inclusion for my (new to me) students. But I appreciate the work people do to make the world more inclusive – for all learners.
And it was great to “hear” the enthusiasm and authentic excitement – even in a tweet…
Because I was so excited to see our staff enable a walk to our outdoor classroom for the entire class. And while he may not like getting wet, there was no rain and had a great hike.
I look forward to the time when we don’t need to celebrate these inclusion moments because all students will be able to have equal access and equal opportunities – whether blind or deaf, mute or screaming, sensitive to light or sensitive to dark. When we accept that we all have differences and that there are indeed times when the wants of many do not get chosen over the rights of the few – because indeed what we do for our most vulnerable learners matters – because the eyes of everyone is watching to see how we respond when school may become difficult for them….
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Every journey starts with a single step. Thank you to Adam for helping a person be able to take part in a marathon – much as our kindy was enabled to take a hike with his class to our outdoor learning space. Not because it’s a big deal, but because it’s what “we” do…..right?