A Memo to My Fellow Teachers

When it comes to adoption acceptance, teachers can be part of the solution.

A Memo to My Fellow Teachers About Adoption in the Classroom
My twin daughters enrolled this year in our local public elementary school. As their advocate, I am committed to educating my fellow teachers about ways in which a positive approach to adoption can improve all children’s education. Here are some of my thoughts. As the teacher, what you believe matters. Your unconscious stereotypes will be communicated to the class. Don’t assume “Sean McLaughlin” cannot be the correct name for the child who looks Asian or Guatemalan. Or that an adopted ...

When it comes to adoption, instructors need to check their curriculum and their stereotypes.


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