Questions, not Opinions

Communication is tricky now a days, and not just for the young. With social media continually prompting for comments it is no wonder we have a glut of opinions out there. And of course, it is okay to have an opinion, but is it best to have an opinion on everything? Unfortunately the platforms on which people share are compounding the issue. In a race to post something timely people appear rushed to judgement and do not take time to research or even ask questions. These platforms encourage others to respond in kind.

The real problem that this creates is a cycle of escalation; where people respond to one opinion with their own opinion while nothing is solved. That seems more like a fight than sharing with a “friend.”

I know social media is relatively new, but at what point will the adults in the audience attempt to understand before proclaiming the most provocative thing that fits within the character limit?
As educators I think we may have to adult up first. Honestly out of self-preservation. There are some social media post that may terminate your employment with a school. There are certainly posts

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