William Sprankles @wsprankles
After all, the blog consisted of 10 white males (all amazing leaders though). And after processing and reflecting, I couldn’t believe myself. As a Principal and Educator that preaches Culturally Responsive Practices of perhaps the most diverse high school in the State of Ohio, my Twitter list failed to have Digital Diversity.
So, I began reflecting on the cultural shift to Social Media. DIGITAL DIVERSITY is a MUST.
A series of reflective questions immediately flooded my conscience:
While many of us cannot change or control the diversity that surrounds us on a daily basis, we can use the internet to circumvent the obstacles of geography, class, color, religion and more.
No longer can we as educators claim we “did not know,” — as it is our responsibility to explore and embrace a digital world that is more diverse than we could ever imagine and wish for.
Whether your digital network, or the people you surround yourself with daily, you must have diversity in your life. Challenge yourself to learn and grow from others not in your regular social circle. Hear their perspectives and try to see what they see.
Be Reflective and Seek out Digital Diversity – IT is a MUST.
William T. Sprankles III
District Principal, 6-12
Princeton City Schools