Saturday, August 31, 2013

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story - TED Talk

During new faculty induction and inservice days I have seen some really great TED talks and other inspiring videos. I wanted to share them with you so I will be sharing them in separate posts in the coming days and weeks.

The first one I want to share is Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story


We watched this TED talk during my first day of induction. I thought it was so powerful. Chimamanda Adichie states that if you "Show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again and that is what they become." 

This video speaks to how if children do not see themselves in books or professions they do not see it as a possibility for them. This is so important as a school counselor to recognize. We have to be purposeful about the materials and resources we use with students. Seeking out materials include a diverse population of students is imperative.  We have to be cognizant of the stories we hear. We must make sure we are seeking out and listening to multiple stories so we are not relying on a single story to define a student or a population of students.

I would love to hear your reactions, thoughts, and comments below about how this video relates to our work as school counselors. 

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



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