These two words are all that is on the whiteboard the first day of school for my best friend, a teacher with over 25 years of experience.
We get together almost weekly to enjoy each other’s company and eat a good meal, and we sometimes commiserate on what is happening socially not just in the world but in the classroom and how she is combatting the negatives.
My friend will spend most of the first day discussing with her junior English students what these two words mean to each student personally, to the classroom culture and to the world beyond their school campus.
After watching a full week last week of politics “live and in my living room," thank you RNC, I am now in the throes of another action-packed week with the DNC. No matter where your loyalties lie, it is only in America where leadership will pass from one to the other peacefully on January 20, 2017. It is my fervent hope that Civility and Respect will not be lost during the next four months of this campaign (I know I live in a dream world, but I keep hoping!).