Why is the conversation around reopening schools so contentious for educators? The answer is simple: their dignity is being violated.
Focusing on benefit of the doubt and fairness will prepare your community to have better conversations about current events as well as increase your community’s ability to manage discomfort when discussions make people uncomfortable.
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.
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
Honest dialogue about discrimination is difficult in any educational setting. Are we creating safe spaces for members of our community to voice their true feelings? This is a question that troubles me.
Dignity gives us a framework to think about ourselves and others, motivation to reflect, and a constant reminder that other people matter, an idea that should be the baseline we bring to all of our interactions.