Katy Fattaleh of the NORA Project sits down with host Matt Weld to talk about empathy, compassion, sympathy, the use of the word 'disability' as well as how to use 'person first' language when talking about people with differences and disabilities. Katy goes on to give examples of how to make differences and disabilities part of what's normal in the classroom.
Katy Fattaleh is a former teacher, technology coach and instructional coach who now serves as Senior Program Director for The Nora Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach empathy by sparking friendships between students and their peers with disabilities. Katy is responsible for the conceptualization and management of The Nora Project’s free classroom programming available for students in preschool through high school. She lives and works in the Chicagoland area with husband James, son Henry, and dog Lemonade.
RESOURCES & SHOW NOTES:
UNSELFIE (book) by Michelle Borba
MOTHER JONES ARTICLE: The Way We Talk About Disabilities is Evolving. Is it Evolving Fast Enough?
THE NORA PROJECT (Inclusion Handbook, Disability Resource Guide, Inclusion 101)
MAKING CARING COMMON PROJECT (Harvard Graduate School of Education)