In My Shoes Program Visits Jeffery School
In My Shoes, a program that teaches students how to understand and accept their peers of all differences, visited a third-grade class at Jeffrey on Sept. 13. The lesson, led by program co-founders Andrea Finnegan and Angela Ahern, focused on disabilities that students cannot “see” easily with their eyes. Students learned that everyone has a unique and different brain. Each individual has areas in their brain that allows them to do certain tasks easily, while other areas of the brain may process information differently, making other tasks more difficult.
The day’s program focused on how we can better understand the different needs of people with different types of brains. Students learned and discovered today through fun activities and discussion follow-up that fostered empathy, understanding and acceptance for all.
All Jeffrey third grade classes will experience the program over the next month.