October 26, 2020

Student Padlet: a safe space to reflect and share

Gracie Meisner, Staff Writer '21

Through the Padlet, students can have a safe space to reflect, share their thoughts, and connect to others' responses. Photo by Katie Crampton.

In response to the recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of police, and the subsequent protests against racial injustice, The Bradford wants to provide students with a safe space to reflect, share their thoughts, and ultimately engage in constructive dialogue—an important step in addressing systemic racism in the United States.

Please read the optional prompts and discussion norms below before accessing the Padlet:

Possible prompts (optional, simply questions to help you get started): 

What are some recent events, including and in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery that have especially grabbed your attention? 

What are some of the ways you have responded, and what are some actions you would like to see take place going forward, especially in Wellesley? 

What role do you see social media playing in response to these events and how have you participated in any social media campaigns or discussions? 

What thoughts and feelings do you have about the National Guard and police responses to the protests?

Padlet Norms

Adapted from the Department of Teacher Education at New York University. Please read before engaging in the Padlet. Responses will be moderated before being posted.

We are here to support each other

  • We are here to process together: your emotions are safe on this Padlet
  • We are here as allies of each other. We may not share the same emotions, but we share the same fundamental call for justice and equity

We are here as learners, to learn from each other

  • I will be aware that language is political, and I will strive to be thoughtful and careful about the terms I use
  • I will extend grace and assume good intentions towards others, especially as they may struggle to articulate complex and sometimes conflicting thoughts and beliefs
  • I have a lens that isn’t always inclusive of others’ perspectives, especially from those who don’t share my identity markers. I promise to strive to recognize this and to work to hear and understand the perspectives of others
  • We all have a voice that needs to be heard here; people of all backgrounds need to fight injustice and inequity around us

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