[SLED] no blame
cheal at oakland.edu
Sun Apr 22 11:51:26 PDT 2007
I agree with you Alice and thank you for expressing what alot of us feel.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 09:08:51 -0700
>From: Alice Macpherson <Alice.Macpherson at kwantlen.ca>
>Subject: Re: [SLED] no blame
>To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
>Cc: vampira kanno <vampira.kanno at gmail.com>
> Vampira, et al
> A few thoughts from my point of view:
> The killings at Virginia Tech were and are a
> terrible tragedy. I completely support my colleagues
> there and what they need to do at this point. This
> is not the only educators list that I am on and
> discussing this situation.
> I am from Canada, where our gun laws are much
> tighter and we have still had similar situations
> happen. I think that this is not a "simple"
> questions about access.
> I listened to an interview on Tuesday with a
> psychologist who is working on the issues of
> violence in schools (didn't get her name, but she
> lives in the same town that Columbine HS is located
> in) and she was talking about how we all need to
> reframe our attitudes about dealing with others so
> that people are not left out as "loners" (she calls
> this isolation) and are not "teased" (she points out
> that this is taunting) ... Good food for thought.
> Second Life may be a place where as educators we can
> support positive social networking that builds
> healthy interactions that nurture us and our
> students. This is certainly my hope. I'm trying to
> do this in RL as well.
> For a long time I have defined evil as treating a
> person as a thing. There is always hope in life if I
> do not write off my fellow human.
> looking forward / mirando hacia adelante
> Alice Macpherson aka Alys Obviate
> PD & PLA Coordinator
> The Centre for Academic Growth
> Kwantlen University College
> 604 599-3040
> "Change is not merely necessary to life. IT IS
> LIFE." - Alvin Toffler
> "El cambio no es simplemente necesario a la vida.
> ESTO ES LA VIDA." - Alvin Toffler
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