“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King was a big proponent of communication. And when you think about it, being an effective communicator is one of the most important skills we can encourage in our students. Through productive communication we can find common ground with each other as well as be successful in relationships, in our careers, and even in daily mundane tasks. (Poor communicators have a terrible time explaining a malfunctioning furnace to an HVAC repair person.) Spotlight MLK Day and communication with these discussion prompts you can use throughout the week!