The Reflective Educator

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How do you see yourself?

Venn diagram - geek, nerd, dork

(image credit: dullhunk)

One of the purposes of school, in my opinion, is for students to find themselves, and discover other people who think similarly to them, and have similar interests. It is also equally important that kids discover that the world contains a wide range of opinions and diversity. Understanding these opinions, and why people have such different opinions is a critical component of an educated person.

Note, that I’m not in favour of students applying labels to themselves, and to other people. Labels, despite the usefulness of the diagram above, are limiting the discourse about what it means to be human to a small range of possible answers, when in reality, we are all different.