IPP Demosites

December 5, 2023

WAEYC Presentation

Reflecting on Compliance and Rethinking Student Behavior to Promote Inclusive Environments was a professional development opportunity facilitated by Cassie, UW inclusion specialist, at the 47th annual Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC) conference. This session supported participants in their reflection of why educators and administrators ask for student compliance and to consider student behavior a form of communication rather than an act of defiance. Compliance is required for safety but we can also look at what is being asked with a discriminative lens to decide if and when it is truly necessary. Through this reflective inquiry we all will be able to maximize each student’s potential and cultivate an inclusive environment for all students to become expert learners. All educators can play a role in dismantling the structures in place that support segregation and instead can promote acceptance for all. For more information or to have a discussion feel free to reach out to Cassie at caborges@uw.edu