Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Talking to a Person with Differences Can Make You Kinder

Today on the blog we have a video of a research study conducted as a part of the BBC Documentary by Adam Pearson, "The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime." This excellent documentary follows Adam as he seeks to uncover some justice regarding disability hate crime (including cyberbullying) and also as he tests out his theory that engaging with people with facial differences can in fact change how individuals will act towards people with differences in the future.

This documentary is certainly timely, because as students head back to school, it's important to help them reach out to their classmates and educators about their conditions. By proactively scheduling introductions and presentations, students develop the skills of assertiveness, positive non-verbal communication, and self-confidence. Learning to talk about one's self can be difficult for anyone, and can be even more so with a facial difference. However, using tools and resources like our Wonder classroom kits, students can proactively set the tone for a school year built on kindness, empathy, and respect.

Please contact us if you'd like help setting up a presentation at your school.

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