Teacher’s responsibility is to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where young people feel seen and can meaningfully participate in online learning
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.
Using dignity as a framework to navigate conflict and analyze behavior requires a radical shift in thinking. Here’s how we start.
Lots of schools experiment with curricula to teach kids social and emotional skills. But what tends to happen is, teachers are thrown in front of a group of middle schoolers and it’s assumed they know what to do. “Owning Up” is distinctive in that it starts with training teachers, helping them learn to identify and manage their own emotions.
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.
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.