This past week we talked about third space. This is something that should be very evident to all future educators. With my article, Nicole was a younger sibling that had trouble communicating with her peers. She found that she could best communicate when younger children started the class and she could take them under her wing. The teachers saw that she would warm up and allowed Nicole to spend time with these children.
As educators we will runinto children that may seem a little more on the shy side. They may not be the ones that are very opinionated but we need to make sure that their needs are met and that their voices are heard. I found this excercise in class to be very helpful and informative. I have never really thought about integrating a child's home life with their intended success in my classroom. After doing this activity, I think that I will research more into each child's home life and try my best to utilize their experiences positively in my classroom.