Monday, June 9, 2008

Thinking about character

I was reading a post on Intrepid Classroom's Ning about character. It occurred to me that character is a summation of who we are. It equals not only the 'good' points, but 'bad' points. The terms 'good' and 'bad' are defined across cultures in pretty much the same general way.

Displaying netiquette is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life." Now I'm not saying I'm Ann Landers or anything. But others who fail repeatedly to display netiquette lack good breeding & education. It is important to treat others with respect.

This is how we should treat our learners-those in our classrooms. We need to model this behavior in our own interactions. When others consistently fail to do so, others cease to listen. Just thought it was important to reiterate the laws of common courtesy and apologise if I have failed to follow them.

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