I hope you all had a delightful summer and that you are (even just a little) excited to get back to school. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and getting the chance to work with you this year.
You are living in a digital age and it is increasingly important for school to realize that. Most of you will go off to college and go on to work in professions that will require online communications. You will likely take a course in college that will require it, but in our increasingly global community, online discussions will work their way into your professional lives as well to communicate near and far. Too often, this online discussion turns salty and contentious. When we are not sitting face to face to another human being, we often lose sight of the effect our words have on others. Please be mindful of the Rules of Engagement . Your comments on this blog will be vetted before they are allowed to post. Don’t give me a reason to censor you! It is extremely important that you are aware of the expectations upon each of you in a discussion online. You will be held firmly to these rules.
I look forward to engaging with you and hearing your great ideas. Enjoy!