Walking into a noisy classroom, the teacher slapped her hand on the desk loudly and ordered sharply, “I demand pandemonium!”. The class quieted down immediately.
“You see, it isn’t what you demand,” explained the teacher, “so much as it is the way in which you demand it.”
Source: Multiple humor sites online
1) How we say something can be more important than what we are saying.
2) Actions emphasize our messages.
3) Students today are no better at knowing the real meaning of a word than in past times.
In your role as a leader, facilitator of learning, or a colleague, how has word use affected your ability to collaborate and communicate?
What have you done to change this?
Just a few things to think about over this spring weekend in the Heartland ….