is it really June??

June 1, 2008

It has been an unbelievable few weeks. With multiple cases of strep throat and high fever viruses, the height of track season, job offers, and the end of the school year hysteria… May is gone. Welcome June!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about human nature, and how easy it is to get caught up in us/them. A few weeks ago I found myself in a conversation in which I, too, was positioning myself within those who know, talking about ‘those who don’t know.’ And it made me realize just how intentional we need to be in order to be inclusive. To banish a deficit perspective, and consider the commonalities between us, we open ourselves to making connections that we otherwise may not have seen. And really, it is sharing perspectives that makes for rich conversation and learning. Ultimately, that is the goal.

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