Rosalind Wiseman joined Erin Gruwell of Freedom Writers Podcast to explain the importance of involving teenagers in the analysis of their social lives, explores the over-simplification of teens’ complex problems, and illuminates how we can create cultures of dignity within our classrooms and communities.
There’s a small act we can all do to make us act and feel better: knowing the difference between talking behind someone’s back and venting. And then holding ourselves accountable to make sure our actions reflect our values.
Wiseman wrote an open letter to Maret’s students about the school’s past culture and how she believes they can help Maret move forward.
Lydia is a highschool freshman from Boulder, CO. She will be helping with event marketing, managing social media and revising the Owning Up curriculum.
There’s way too much group-think in the world. Let’s do something about it. Let’s be loyal to the higher cause of treating ourselves and others with dignity
Labeling is a necessary evil: important to make sense of the world around us, but a primary enabler of stereotyping. Solutions take consciousness, awareness, and bravery to rethink how we classify and define our social worlds.