Tag: teachers

I Wish People Knew…. an eighth grader speaks out about adoption and foster care

This week’s post is from “E” — age 14: As her mom noted, “She’s got a lot of thoughts brewing and I hope these are useful.” I wish people knew…Adoption is about finding parents for children who need them. NOT for adults who want to “Get a baby.”I wish they knew that Children are in… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… part 4 “No adoption looks the same.”

I Wish People Knew… by Hannah Wasserman –continued from an earlier post. I wish people would realize that not everything is based on a person’s appearance. More specifically, I wish people knew family has nothing to do with appearance. I have had people think that my brother is my boyfriend and that my sister is… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…part 3: a teen shares her thoughts on adoption

I Wish People Knew… by Taylor Kelly-McMahon I wish people knew that it doesn’t matter why someone is adopted. As long as they have good support from their adopted parents, and are genuinely happy with their surroundings, then nothing else should matter. I wish people knew not all adopted kids sit around wondering why our… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… thoughts from adopted kids and their families

I am not an expert on adoption. I am the author of the picture book, BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS, a kid’s-eye-view of adoption, out this month with Kane Miller. I wrote it for my dear friends and their families, kids my own child grew up with, who began their lives in other countries and met… Read more »

Truth Detectives…five activities to teach Ss about media bias

Dear Teacher pals, No doubt you’ve found many teaching moments in the past week. Here are five activities I’ve used in my own classroom to teach BIAS and SLANT in the media and turn your students into TRUTH DETECTIVES.  What just happened? — The truth about “eye-witness” views.  Ahead of time, arrange with two upper grades students… Read more »