We are “Teacher” Cindy and “Teacher” Tamara, co-founders of the company Teeny Tiny Translations (TTT) and current students in the MAEd in ECE program. At TTT, we actively engage with parents and other educators through classes, social media, and professional development in order to aid them in the growth of their teeny tinies! Our first and most popular workshop for educators is called “Let’s Be Inclusive.” This one-hour interactive presentation is geared toward preparing our students for a world that is colorful and full of difference. As educators in the Jewish community and two individuals who were raised in Jewish households that could not be more different from one another (Reform Ashkenazi and Sephardic Modern Orthodox), we realized that no matter where you sit in Judaism, our community in its tight bonds lacks inclusivity. This can be an issue when trying to prepare our youngest community members to be citizens of the world. Thus, it is one of our goals at Teeny Tiny to help our teachers gain the tools to make our Jewish classrooms a space for all and a training ground for embracing the beauty of difference.
As we have begun on this Teeny Tiny adventure, our AJU community has been extremely supportive! From professors who gave their personal time to help us fine-tune our presentations to fellow students who hired us for our first seminars, TTT is flourishing due to the strong community here at AJU. Our professors also provided us with the knowledge and inspiration to add our newest professional development presentation to our offerings: “Teeny Tiny’s and Toxic Stress!”. After learning about resiliency and the impact of stress upon children’s development in our first classes, we decided to develop this presentation entirely focused on children battling prolonged stress and how to aid students grappling with the impacts of TSS in the classroom.
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