Teacher/Student Dodgeball August 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Benefits of Diversity

Diversity is important because, our schools, jobs, and everything else have different people with different cultures, religious views, races, and genders. These articles state that everyone is not going to have the same point of view on everything. In the article ¨ Diversity makes us Smarter¨, two professors studied the effect of gender diversity. They had more women on top of managing teams for companies. The professors seen that having more women presented increased in value for the business and they came up with more ideas and methods. They also put people with different political views in a groups to solve a murder mystery. Now, they put the ones that had the same views in a group and they all thought they would have the same point of view, but then they seen that they didn't think the same. In the article it says, ¨… being with similar people leads us to think we all hold the same information and ideas.¨ This proving that people who are alike think they think alike.

In the article called, ¨Schools and Business Should Promote Diversity¨, the article it states that schools would be better off having both races in schools. Putting more races in schools together can bring people together and spread each others thoughts along others. The article says, ¨… encountering a range of racial, ethnic, and cultural perspective on campus enhances students preparation for full participation in a democratic society. Doing this could help students learn and understand more of what the meaning of diversity truly is. In the very last article called, ¨Refugees can be an economic engine for small countries¨, this one talks about how refugees come and settle in our countries to get away from horrible things that are happening in their country. It's stating that no matter what race/culture you are, you will always be equal. The article says, ¨the group is awaiting approval from the U.S. State Department and the refugees could begin arriving in November, said Stacie Blake, director of government and community relations for USCRI¨. It might not seem like they aren't equal to us because they are basically immigrants, but they are still human beings and need to be treated the same way as us. Diversity is very important. You may not see it, but it's all around us. It's even in our own homes!! Respect the ones who you want to respect you.

Ultimate Dodgeball Game

This game will be held in the gymnasium at the school during a half day near the end of the year. During the event concession stands will be open selling food and drinks to whoever is in attendance. People not playing in the event can sit in the bleachers and watch.

The Teachers vs. The Students

A students dream, the chance to get to beam your least favorite teachers with dodge balls and not get in trouble for it. But on the other hand a sweet chance of revenge for the teachers to get back at the students who had tested their patience all year. But for the most part a chance to have fun and enjoy the last day of school.

Benefits For the Group

Having teachers and students go against each other in a competition can help these two groups communicate more(other than through sitting down in a classroom). For the students, some kids need to just express their feelings towards their teachers that they really don't like. So, by being competitive, they can really express the strong feelings of hate. Teachers and students can also become closer to one another, which will help them get to know each other better.

Challenges Of the Event

There are many challenges of doing this dodge ball event. Like getting a time and place of doing, getting it accepted by the principal and getting teachers to participate in the event. Also the amount of people participating in the event. Lastly controlling the players by making them play by the rules and not doing what they feel like.

Citations

Phillips, Katherine W. ¨How Diversity Makes Us Smarter.¨ Scientific American, 1 Oct, 2014, pp. 20-21.

MacDonald, Dana. “School and Businesses Should Promote Diversity” Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints, 2002, pp. 23-24

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Created with images by Kevin N. Murphy - "dodgeball" • Lindsay_Jayne - "dodgeball red ball" • DariuszSankowski - "knowledge book library"

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