W is for World

| March 24, 2014

Every time I watch students’ performances in the auditorium, I am always proud of their achievement and creativity. Besides that, their performances continually brought me touching moments. A group of kindergarteners sang the song “The World Is a Rainbow in a student choir. While they were singing, they were doing sign languages accompanied with the lyrics. I believe that the song itself and students’ interpretation mean so much in the field of education.

The world is a rainbow

That’s filled with many colors

Yellow, black, and white, and brown

You see them all around.

The world is a rainbow

With many kinds of people

It takes all kinds of people

To make the world go round.

Now you be you

And I’ll be me

That’s the way we were meant to be

But the world is a mixing cup

Just look what happens when you stir it up

The worlds is a rainbow

With many kinds of people

And when we work together

It’s such a sight to see

The world is a beautiful when we live in harmony.

A School is a small part of the world, and it is a mixture of students, educators, parents, and administrators. A mixture means diversity, and diversity requires respect, understanding, appreciation, and collaboration. As an educator, I would question, “Are our schools or classrooms the places to fully implement the concept of inclusion?”