New Website and More Conversation

Thank you to everyone, who has been encouraging and conducting “uncomfortable conversations” with me. It has been great to see how diversity and culture have become more commonly considered in the fields of education, learning technologies, and children’s media. This year, I have been working on integrating my posts of Uncomfortable Conversations with those from my…

We Give New Media and Technologies Value

My exploration of children’s literature, new media and technologies continues to uncover similarities and best practices early childhood professionals and parents can apply to their work or interactions with young children.  Recently, I reread an article by Katrina Willard Hall, Ph.D. published in Young Children.  In her article “Reflecting on Our Read-Aloud Practices: The Importance of Including Culturally Authentic Literature”, she states…

Do I Have Culture?

When I conducted my graduate studies at the Erikson Institute, culture was an intentional topic that can up in every course.  One common phrase often uttered by some students during these discussions was “I don’t have a culture”.  Even in my current work as an early childhood professional, I still hear these six word spoken by parents, formal and informal…