It takes a heart to understand
Date: February 16, 2022
Hey dear readers of Read.Cash!!!
Was your day productive? Well in my case, I think I do considering that I was able to attend a whole-day event spearheaded by our university. It's exclusive for 4th year students who are taking the course of education. The title of the event is "Practice Teachers' Capability Building and Pre-Deployment Seminar Workshop. It's actually a 5-day event held via zoom platform. Basically, this event is preparing us for our deployment as we journey ourselves in the world of teaching. This basically means that we are now at a certain point of our journey as an education student where we have to immersed in the world of teaching.
Although the status quo of our educational setting is quite a struggle, however, this shouldn't be a hindrance. Learning should never stop. That's why online education has become a new normal way of education in today's generation.
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For this blog, allow me to share with you what I have learned from the event that I attended today. And so without any further delay, let's go directly to the main subject of this blog!
Today, I am privileged enough to hear 5 amazing topics coming from the distinct keynote speakers but out of those 5 topics that have discussed, the specific topic that struck me the most is the topic pertaining to Special Education (SPED). I couldn't deny the fact that I was interested of the topic. Perhaps, the reason is that it was the first plenary session in the morning. Besides, I really liked how the speaker conveys the topic in a way that it encourages you to listen. The speaker speaks with conviction.
Upon hearing this topic today, I have learned so much in the perspective of our brothers and sisters with disabilities. Knowing their situation in the society, it's undeniable that the atmosphere of discrimination and marginalization is evident in them. People will tend to acknowledge first their imperfections and not as an individual.
With that being said, it is important that we must understand their situation. They never wished to be somebody who has a disability. We must have empathy by showing respect to them. Gaining respect means a lot to them for they are also humans who have emotions as well. Of course, what opportunities and rights we have, it must be equal to them as well.
All they need is to feel that they also belong in the society, that they are not an outcast. They don't deserve to be treated badly. It is crucial that equity should prevail in each one of us regardless of race, disabilities, etc. We as normal people, we must encourage them to overcome their trials in life, that no matter how strong the storm is, there's always a shelter that they can dwell in and that is "us." We can do something for them even in our own little ways. When we speak to a person with disability, we have to show positivity to him/her by smiling. We should focus on their capabilities not on their inabilities.
"It takes a heart to understand"
And so, that concludes my blog for today. Hopefully I was able to deliver my thoughts well. Likewise, hoping that you were able to gain something out from this blog of mine.
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