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REFLECTION A CTI V I SM (Noun) ac- ti - v i sm A doctri ne or practi ce th at emph asi zes di rect v i gorous acti on, especi al l y i n support of or opposi ti on to one si de of a controv ersi al i ssue. Th is m on t h w e r ef lect ed on act ivism . St ar t in g w it h a visit f r om Jon at h an M oon ey, w e discu ssed t h e w ays in w h ich w e can w or k t o in clu de ch ildr en w it h lear n in g dif f er en ces in t he r egu lar en vir on m en t s an d sch ool cu r r icu la. We h ave been advocat in g f or ch an ges in t r adit ion al lit er acy in st r u ct ion , in clu sion -based su ppor t s f or st u den t s w it h social-em ot ion al ch allen ges, act ion -or ien t ed appr oach es to elim in at in g h ealt h dispar it ies, an d n ew w ays t o in cor por at e u n iver sal design f or lear n in g. In sh or t , w e ar e n ot af r aid t o sh ar e ou r voices an d t ak e a st an d. Wh et h er it in volves t r avelin g acr oss t h e w or ld (see ar t icle on Nu r se Rit a) t o spr ead t h e w or d abou t m en t al h ealt h scr een in g WRITTEN BY: SARA STETSON