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Lessons from Turtle Island

  • 1.  Lessons from Turtle Island

    Posted 08-21-2020 01:57 PM
    Hi everyone,
    I just wanted to remind you that the Diversity and Equity for Adults interest forum's next virtual book club is coming up in less that a week.
    Interested in discussing ways to support indigenous children in your classroom or ensuring that children who are not indigenous group up with accurate perspectives on indigenous people?

    Join us next Thursday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7 CST (1:30-3 HST, 2:30 -4 AKDT, 3:30-5:00 PST, 4:30-6:00 MST, 6:30-8:00 EST for a lively book discussion about the book Lessons from Turtle Island:  Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms

    You can sign up here to get the link for our zoom meeting.

    We'd love to have you join us.  People often make lasting connections with colleagues across the country in our book clubs - it would be great to be connected to you too.

    [Meg] [Thomas]
    [Early childhood consultant
    Co-facilitator for Diversity and Equity Interest Forum
    [St Paul ] [MN]

  • 2.  RE: Lessons from Turtle Island

    Posted 30 days ago

    I am not good at promoting myself, but I recently published an article on an online site (Community Playthings), which I believe would make an excellent piece for ECE college classes to use as a jumping off point for a discussion about race and racism in our field. The link is:




    Francis Wardle, PhD


    Sent from Mail for Windows 10


  • 3.  RE: Lessons from Turtle Island

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thank you for posting this article. Within my group of Waldorf earlychildhood educators, this is an article I am grateful to share. We are working most actively to take on anti-bias and anti-racist issues in our communities. I am a Waldorf teacher trainer in several settings and will share this article as an opening to get to open up conversation about the subtlely buried implicit biases which are imbedded below our daily consciousness.

    I appreciate reading these threads and am grateful for recommended resources. I am working with Anti-bias Education from NAEYC and have just witten a review of the book for the Waldorf early childchood professional journal, Gateways. 

    Nancy Blanning
    Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) board member
    Waldorf EC teacher trainer
    Denver CO