Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What to do when a truth is full of lies...

True: Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous.

This week a report came out about Greg Mortenson and his book 3 Cups of Tea. Apparently there are some inaccuracies in his stories. No matter what our personal feelings are on this issue we must think about our students. If you have used this book, its story, or the Pennies for Peace program you must have a conversation with your students. We can never lead our students to a false knowledge and if we do, even if by a mistake that is not our fault, we must be the ones to clear it up. This is a great time to have a conversation with your students about what truth is and about what it is not. Truth is consistent with the facts it does not contain inconsistencies, exaggerations, or created ideas. This is a teachable moment that must not be neglected. It is a chance to teach about real life and the decisions that we make.

To see a video clip of the story click here:

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