What Foods & Children Teach Us About Life & Tolerance by Penina Rybak
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What Foods & Children Teach Us About Life & Tolerance by Penina Rybak

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I think these lessons are timeless. They contain wisdom and truths I know Dr. King and children would want shared and discussed. We all have challenges to overcome in life, individually and......

I think these lessons are timeless. They contain wisdom and truths I know Dr. King and children would want shared and discussed. We all have challenges to overcome in life, individually and collectively. As an educator and speech therapist who has taught many thematic units on tolerance re: race, religion, special needs and more, I would like to share some lessons we can all learn from food and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What's the connection? Ask some of my students with special needs who love food and study its properties with the kind of keen eye usually reserved for those wearing white coats in a dark lab somewhere......

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  • 1. 4 Lessons From Special Children’s Observations of Food For Martin Luther King Day 2014 Quotes from actual children with Autism/special needs I have worked with Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, Founder/CEO Socially Speaking LLC Websites: sociallyspeakingLLC.com, niceinitiative.com Twitter: @PopGoesPenina Creator: The Socially Speaking™ iPad App A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 2. Dr. MartIN LUTHER KING JR. GAVE US SO MANY LESSONS ABOUT HUMANITY 1. Our humanity thrives on instilling a sense of purpose into all that we do. 2. Our humanity thrives on collaboration and color-blind civic engagement with others. 3. Our humanity thrives on continuously changing our mindsets and behavior. 4. Our humanity starts to be shaped in childhood -Penina Rybak http://huff.to/1ai2AtT A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production http://bit.ly/I7ZxaM
  • 3. LIFE GIVES US MANY LESSONS TO LEARN FROM, IF WE OPEN OUR EYES, MIND, & Heart My personal and professional lives have been profoundly influenced by what I have learned from both Dr. King and the children with Autism/ special needs I have come across; past and present. We all have challenges to overcome in life, individually and collectively..... -Penina Rybak http://huff.to/1ai2AtT A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production http://bit.ly/1eAW1Qc
  • 4. What do ChILDREN TEACH US? "If you love and support me I WILL do great things in my life in spite of my challenges." - Rob Gorski, Father, Blogger, Lost & Tired: "Ten Things My Autistic Kids Wish You Knew", A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 5. Children Teach Us a New WAY to Look At Food, to look at the world.... Some of my students with special needs love food & study its properties with the kind of keen eye usually reserved for those wearing white coats in a dark lab somewhere... A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production http://huff.to/1cYHNFO
  • 6. 1. We are like eggs We look different outside but the same inside. We all have fragile shells. A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 7. 2. We are like apples We come in different colors and sizes but we all do the same thing, serve the same purpose....We all end up somewhere. Apple sauce, apple pie, and apple juice all make us feel better and help others feel better too. A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 8. 3. We are like grapes We all start out small but like to hang together to stay safe and warm. We’re part of the bunch and like it that way. Together we can give more juice. Even when we get old we turn into something cool and sweet-raisons! A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 9. 4. We are like avocados We come from different places around the world but we all take time to get ripe inside. We need to be watched and given time to grow. We’re hard outside but soft inside, remember that! A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 10. What does IT Mean to HAVE Integrity ? A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 11. Food for Thought A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production
  • 12. more food for thought... http://bit.ly/1dbUYHr A Socially Speaking LLC/NICE Initiative Production