Reader Response 8…. Write down on a piece of paper some ways in which you feel like an outsider having trouble connecting with others Or Define what respect looks like to you in a classroom of diverse students. Be clear and specific and provide an example for each.
Write down on a piece of paper some ways in which you feel like an outsider having trouble connecting with others
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question assumptions and encourage others to do so. We all tend to have assumptions about the way things are or should be…but creatively intelligent people question many assumptions that others accept, eventually leading others to question those assumptions as well.”
How can I adjust to a new society and connect to people in
The tender-minded person reaches conclusions before he has examined the first fact; in short, he prejudges and is prejudiced…
There is little hope for us until we become tough minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, half-truths, and down-right ignorance.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
…focus on facts and logic
…focus on structure and completeness
…focus on concern for others
…focus on the present
Strategy: Send “I” messages
How it helps: Highlights the effect the actions have on you rather than the actions or the person involved
Strategy: Be assertive
How it helps: Being passive takes the focus off your needs. Being aggressive focuses too heavily on your needs. Being assertive strikes the right balance.
Aggressive, Passive, or Assertive?
The Arabic wordtaraadin includes the concept of “compromise”but contains another level of meaning. Specifically, it refers to a win-win solution to a problem, an agreement that brings positive effects to everyone involved.
How would you apply this word to your life?
Herman Melville, Author