This journal assignment will help you reflect on anti bias activities you have read about in your readings and any other outside sources you find. Remember anti bias education is a way of teaching that supports children and their families as they develop a sense of identity in a diverse society. Anti bias curriculum topics often come from the children, families , and teachers, as well as from historical or current events.
Complete the Reflective Journal assignment using the topic assigned. Journal Topic Think about anti bias education. What strategies do you find most interesting? What can you use most often and why? How effective do you think they will be in your community? Which strategies have you seen implemented (if any) effectively that made a difference in the lives of (a) child(ren)? Resources Anti-Bias Education- Anti- Bias Education.pdf Anti- Bias Education.pdf – Alternative Formats
Teaching Young Children to Understand and accept Differences https://lesley.edu/article/teaching-young-children-to-understand-and-accept-differences Acceptable Length
The journal must be a minimum of 2 paragraphs, each paragraph must be at least 5-7 sentences in length. The first paragraph should contain a description of the event, activity, or interaction that pertains to the topic. Be specific and detailed to give a clear understanding of the event, activity or situation you have selected. The second paragraph is your chance to reflect on the event, activity, or interaction. As you reflect, think about what you learned, what could have been done better or differently, or what went exceptionally well.
Perhaps this will cause you to change your practice with children and families. Remember this is your chance to respond honestly and think about your role as an early childhood professional. How have you grown as a professional? These are all suggested to help you reflect, it is not necessary to include all the suggestions in your reflective paragraph. Grading Criteria Journals are worth 100% and are 2% of your overall grade.
- 10 points are deducted if an is not included in the second paragraph.
- 10 points are deducted if paragraphs are not included
- 10 points are deducted if the minimum 5-7 sentences requirement is not met in both paragraphs.
- 0 – 20 points are deducted for spelling and grammar
- 0 – 20 points are deducted if the event, activity, or interaction does not relate to the given topic.
Create your journal in Word and save the document. Click on the Journal Assignment link in Blackboard and attach your saved file by clicking on Browse Computer. Remember to click submit button.