7D: Enables participants to explore resources and issues in their community through projects and activities
1E: Promotes psychological and emotional safety through a culture of support, inclusion, and mutual respect
Social Awareness & Self-Awareness
Creating a climate of mutual respect between the instructor and the students
Our world is full of diverse and rich cultures that include different languages, food, music and ways of being. These different cultures also bring about people with different ideas, thoughts, beliefs and understandings! Because we are all so different, it is important to learn about the perspective of others, to understand how they see the world or a situation. It can be easy to think about ourselves and forget about others around us. In life we can sometimes wear blinders where we only see the things that affect us and ignore the other things going on around us. However, when we place ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we are practicing perspective taking. This is a wonderful thing because it opens our minds to a whole beautiful, diverse world we may not have known about. Take some time this week to look at the world from another’s perspective. Put yourselves in their shoes and see what magical things you uncover along the way!