Thursday, 26 February 2015

Blogging: DC & the Importance of Respect

To me, one of the most important things to remember when you are blogging is that everyone has different ideas and opinions. While it OK for me to disagree with someone, I still need to remember to respect their opinion.

When we share our own ideas with other people it often helps us understand that idea in a better way. By describing what we think about something we often have to think about other perspectives that are out there. When someone disagrees with my opinion, it often makes me think of other ideas, or perspectives. Sometimes its hard to take/read/listen to other opinions but I need to remember that it’s ok for others to disagree and that we’re all entitled to share our own thinking.

It would be great to get some feedback from this post. I am working with a group of grade 4 students and we are learning about the purpose of comments and engaging with other people's blog posts.

I wonder how other people feel when their ideas are challenged?


  1. I really enjoy a second opinion and the talks that can come from different people's perspectives. There are some great conversations to be had by being open minded and I think that those conversations help connect as people by exploring everyone's point of view. I don't have to agree with it for it to be valuable.

  2. Conversations should be considered active learning. A blog post can be a wonderful conversation starter and a range of opinions expressed in the comments can open up a world of new ideas and broaden everyone's perspective. It's important to remember that the only way to engage in productive conversation is ensure that your focus is on listening (or, in this case, reading) and not just on expressing your own opinions. Active listening involves honestly considering what you are hearing and integrating it into what you already understand before replying with your thoughts and questions.