This article addresses classroom management by encouraging teachers to use "person-first" language which treats students as individuals and no on learning differences or other descriptors. This is a means to honoring students with differing abilities and different needs in the classroom.Source:
Michelle Foley and Cristina Santamaria Graff, Edutopia, July 20, 2018Description:
"As educators strive to be inclusive of all children, one way to begin is to actively use person-first language, a form of linguistic etiquette in which we describe a trait or diagnosis as something a person has rather than as who they are — e.g., “a person with diabetes,” not “a diabetic.” This is a way to honor and welcome students with different abilities. Indeed, how we discuss and describe our students profoundly impacts their sense of inclusion in the classroom."Read the full article here!