Tuesday, June 23, 2015
I stopped smiling. "How am I supposed to wave?" I peeked at her through the mirror. She is smiling. "No, Mom, you are fine, " she replies. I got very confused. "What do you mean?" I asked her back. She responded to me, "You have your own 'waving' style that is awesome. Isn't being different good?"
I was shocked. I felt like I have been promoting the positive message about diversity in the daily practices in my own classroom, however, I, myself had a kind of "fear" of "being different" deep inside of me. It was the eye opening moment.
"That's right. Being different is great. I am proud of my unique waving style. Thank you for reminding me." Teachers don't have to be in the classroom. Teaching and learning moments are everywhere!