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"While we can’t put on sticky mittens to mimic the lived experiences of a different gender, race, socioeconomic status, or other point of difference, we have the language, listening tools, and social connections needed to learn more. Ask questions. Be vulnerable. Seek to understand their triumphs and struggles."

Putting on our proverbial sticky mittens, and more tips on how to "learn like a baby" on the blog.
“Babies love to learn…they are open to all the richness of the world.” During a recent read of ExchangeEveryDay, we were drawn to a couple quotes …
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"Wheelock College believes that every student has a responsibility to be an engaged community member in addition to excelling academically."
If you're eligible to vote, take this assist from Wheelock's Policy Connection and TurboVote to get ready for local and national elections this fall.
Wheelock provides a variety of voting resources to students, faculty, and staff, including the new TurboVote tool.
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A Texas second-grade teacher's note home, valuing family time and holistic development over homework, has gone viral this week. What do you think about this shift away from homework and toward family time and play?
http://n.pr/2bzCUxw
Second-grade teacher Brandy Young announced the policy to parents this month. Her stance is one being taken by more and more educators.
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In the coming weeks, students will be returning to the classroom after a summer away. This wonderful reminder from Alex Shevrin reminds us to take no experiences for granted.
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“What play is all about is coming across interesting problems to solve that are unique to you, that grow out of your interactions, experiences, and knowledge,” writes Diane Levin in this Atlantic article about the rapid rise (and apparently imminent fall) of Pokemon Go.
Pokémon Go may have reached the zenith of its popularity, but the game has far-reaching implications for the future of play.
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"Heteroglossia refers to the way that authors essentially create complex collages of different languages and styles and voices when they write. The originality (and thus worth!) of any given piece of literary art is in the combination of these styles and voices."

Scott Votel, Assistant Professor and Director of Composition Programs writes in the Library's third installment of their reflections on the Community Read, Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Beautiful Struggle."
This is the third installment of the Wheelock Community Read Summer Blog Series. Each week, we will be posting a blog written by Wheelock faculty or staff that deals with a theme from this years' community read; “The Beautiful Struggle” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This week, please welcome guest ...
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We love this set of resources from Head Start: "Creating a Welcoming Early Childhood Program for LGBT-Headed Families"
Discover ways to enhance relationships with parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender.
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Santa Clara's Resilient Families Program was featured in the Research Notes section of Wheelock's International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change. Submissions for issue 2 are open, and your program or initiative could follow in its footsteps.
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"It is of paramount importance that we delve into elections and politics with clear expectations about appropriate academic discourse. We walk a very fine line here, teaching with respect for conflict without sowing conflict. Part of our job is to push every student's thinking, and discomfort may be expected when we do that."
EdWeek has some tips on how to thoughtfully incorporate Decision 2016 into your fall lesson plans.
An election year provides teachers with a chance to foster political and civic awareness. Mindful of the risks, we should take advantage of the opportunity.
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As Convocation nears, a great reminder that a campus resource, the National Center for Race Amity, is housed right here at Wheelock!
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"People keep asking me how I transitioned from teaching to writing. The transition was easy, thanks to Wheelock, yet it took more time than anticipated, required new learning, and plain persistence."

Wonderful reflection by Harriet Hodgson '57 on how her time at Wheelock prepared her to be a teacher, and later transition into a second career as a writer.
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Now on the Blog: After a fulfilling four years at Wheelock, Olivia Pizzi is excited to add another year to her time with an Accelerated Master's degree
Olivia Pizzi is extending her time at Wheelock with an accelerated Master's degree, helping her build the skills needed to make a difference in special education.
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Improving The Lives of Children and Families
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Improving the lives of children and families isn’t always easy – but it’s always worth it. At Wheelock you’ll find an entire community committed to changing things for the better. Bring us your passion, your tenacity, your refusal to accept the status quo, and we’ll prepare you to lead – and lead change – in any career you choose.

If you’re tough enough to inspire a world of good, we want you at Wheelock.

Our singular focus on improving the lives of children and families is reflected in our tightly focused academic offerings. Choose from 15 undergraduate majors and 22 minors, each of which emphasize the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills of a liberal arts education that you can also combine with professional preparation for careers in education, social work and child life. You can count on one thing: we’ll demand your best – and you, and the people you work with, will be grateful we did.