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  1. May 2021
    1. The foremost consideration with respect to teaching of the Australian Aboriginal memory technique is the cultural safety aspect and respect for the peoples who developed this approach. In our program, the teaching of this program was administered by an experienced Australian Aboriginal Educator, who was able to integrate the method into our teaching program, while simultaneously preventing several breaches of cultural etiquette and terminology which could easily have compromised the material had it been delivered by a non-Australian Aboriginal educator (TY), however well-intentioned. The need for a deep knowledge and understanding of the appropriate context for teaching and delivery of this material is probably the main factor which would preclude more widespread adoption of this technique.

      I really appreciate the respect given to indigenous knowledge here.

      The researchers could have gone much further in depth in describing it and the aspects of what they mean by cultural "safety". They've done a disservice here by downplaying widespread adoption. Why not? Why couldn't we accord the proper respect of traditions to actively help make these techniques more widespread? Shouldn't we be willing to do the actual work to accord respect and passing on of these knowledges?

      Given my reading in the area, there seems to be an inordinate amount of (Western) "mysticism" attributed to these techniques (here and in the broader anthropology literature) rather than approaching them head-on from a more indigenous perspective. Naturally the difficult part is being trusted enough by tribal elders to be taught these methods to be able to pass them on. (Link this idea to Tim Ingold's first chapter of Anthropology: Why It Matters.)

      All this being said, the general methods known from the West, could still be modified to facilitate in widespread adoption of those techniques we do know. Further work and refinement of them could continue apace while still maintaining the proper respect of other cultures and methods, which should be the modern culture default.

      If nothing else, the West could at least roll back the educational reforms which erased their own heritage to regain those pieces. The West showing a bit of respect for itself certainly wouldn't be out of line either.

    2. An important ancillary benefit was improved understanding and awareness of Indigenous Health and cultural safety.

      Not to mention a more sophisticated view of their culture and contributions instead of viewing them as "lesser", which is the dominant mode in most Western cultures.

  2. Apr 2021
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  3. Dec 2020
    1. Comme l’a souligné le Défenseur des droits dans son rapport annuel sur les droits de l’enfant de 20191, ne pas prendre en compte la parole de l’enfant représente une forme de violence.
  4. Oct 2020
    1. Clark based his book selection framework on a social justice curriculum, and it consists of four components: identity, respect, justice, and action, which build on each other. “When we were evaluating books, we would try to find books that fell into one of those four categories,” he said, noting that the majority of considered titles landed in the identity group “because we want young people to develop a sense of who they are and to see themselves.” According to Clark, “if young people have a strong sense of who they are, then respect enters in, meaning that they respect other people and they respect different perspectives and points of view. And when you have identity and respect, children are better able to identify instances of injustice, thereby wanting to see justice.” And lastly, “action,” the fourth element of the framework, Clark said, “gives young people suggestions or examples of things that they can do to take action when they see injustice.”
  5. Sep 2020
    1. Keep in mind that students who find social interaction problematic are not going to suddenly feel better if they are forced into it.

      Yes this is key to me because even though I don’t mind participating I know that if I was forced into it it wouldn’t feel like much of a choice. Instead it would feel like an obligation to say something. I enjoy sharing more when it is because I want to share. I get very anxious when a teacher says “ok then I will choose a volunteer,” because sometimes I don’t have an answer to the question she had or I would just like to listen to what she or others think. I think that giving students the choice to participate and share is essential. I think that if anything teachers could also make groups for people who are not comfortable speaking in a big group so that it allows everyone to participate.

    2. reminding your students that you value and respect their privacy and their culture.

      This constant reminder will make students feel inclusive and reduce the chances of unintended harm.

  6. Jun 2020
    1. ’analyses cumulées au service d’un objectif, que les enfants soient pleinement reconnus, dès leur naissance et sans aucune exception, comme des personnes à part entière, des sujets de droits qui leur sont propres, dont la dignité et l’intégrité physique et psychique doivent absolument être respectées
  7. May 2020
  8. Mar 2019
  9. May 2018
    1. Spector is mijn bijdrage voor een respectvoller internet!

      Samen voor een respectvoller internet!

  10. Oct 2017
    1. To understand his duties to his neighbours, & country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either.

      This idea seems to be really important in being a conscious and involved member of society in our time. In light of recent events, we can look to interpret the "duties to [our] neighbors" to mean that we need to care for and support each other, regardless of differences.

  11. Sep 2017
  12. www.youthvoices.live www.youthvoices.live
    1. But we refuse to let that bring us down, we refuse to let racists tell us how to live our lives, we refuse to live with fear.

      I like how you don't worry about what happens you stick to your religion and I respect that.

  13. www.youthvoices.live www.youthvoices.live
    1. Neither my ASD and ADHD are as much of an impact on me now than it was several years ago, but I still carry some of the symptoms of it (Stuttering, repetitive movements, etc.), none of it being life threatening of course. The big turning point for me was when I met two game developers from Wargaming.net, as they have talked to me about their jobs and what I need to do in order to do their jobs well

      I have nothing but respect for how you take the initiative in not letting your affliction affect you and your everyday life, avoiding the role of a sort of roadblock that they have the potential of becoming.

  14. May 2017
    1. “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”.

      Google obviously wants to have all the answers to all possible absurd questions. The danger with this goal is that they positioned the persons that represents part of the diversity of the world as not worthy of being treated with respect.

  15. Feb 2015
  16. Jan 2014
    1. They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. When was the last time you thanked them — really thanked them?

      Basic dignity and respect-- a good thing, indeed. We need more of that.

  17. Oct 2013
    1. Gorgias said that you should kill your opponents' earnestness with jesting and their jesting with earnestness;

      This will only work, though, if your audience looks to you as some sort of authority figure - if you don't seem to know what you're talking about, I think that doing what Gorgias suggests would only make you look foolish.