How do we teach it? Model it? etc...
And here is what I have been thinking about...I know we have to discuss what not to do with our students. I do feel obliged to do that, I know I should say no online bullying, be careful, watch what you share, etc. But, honestly, I don't really want to do that.
I am not a negative person and I don't like focussing on life's don't lists. I would much rather focus on the happier side of things. I'd rather talk about the wonderful things we can do with social media, with our blogs and with the power of the internet. And I want to focus on the positive behaviours and focus on what my students can do, should do, and will do! That is the discussion I want to have! That is what I want them to brainstorm and share with the rest of the class, that is what I really think we ought to be focussed on!
Mother Theresa once said, "I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me".
What do you think? Do we need to go through the consequences of negative behaviour? Can we spend a little time on it and then focus more of our attention on the being good citizens.
I would love to hear from you all about this!