I love this quotation, which I found on the sidebar of Mike Temple’s blog:

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. – Doug Floyd

Amen. Let’s celebrate diverse voices and perspectives. It’s quite boring to live in an echo chamber or another environment where everyone is expected to look the same, act the same, be the same…..

Biodiversity and human diversity are causes to celebrate and explore, not oppose and extinguish!

diversity chart

Appropriately differentiating learning opportunities for diverse learners is perhaps the most challenging as well as most important role of the classroom teacher.

Technorati Tags:

Did you know Wes has published several eBooks and "eBook singles?" 1 of them is available free! Check them out!

Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Subscribe to Wes' free magazine "iReading" on Flipboard!

If you're trying to listen to a podcast episode and it's not working, check this status page. (Wes is migrating his podcasts to Amazon S3 for hosting.) Remember to follow Wesley Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer), Facebook and Google+. Also "like" Wesley's Facebook pages for "Speed of Creativity Learning" and his eBook, "Playing with Media." Don't miss Wesley's latest technology integration project, "Mapping Media to the Curriculum."

On this day..

Share →
  • Hi Wesley. I came across this post thanks to a link from Stephen Downes’s OLDaily. I really like the graphic!

    However, something is tickling at the back of my mind: I know your name. Well, more accurately, I know the name Wes Fryer. Where from? I’m sure there are others in the world with the same name, but it’s not a common enough combination to be dismissed as pure co-incidence. Are you maybe a songwriter/lyricist in your spare time? Because I have a feeling it has some connection with music…

  • Karyn, I wish I could say I am a songwriter and lyricist, but the limit of my musical abilities to date has been singing in some choirs, taking a few piano lessons when I was in college, and making a few loop-based songs in Garageband. I would love to further develop my interest in instrumental music, and have considered taking piano again with my 9 year old in a group class this year, but that’s about all I have to report on the musical/songwriting front for now! Sorry!

  • Hello,

    A local man starts visiting a Thai temple in the UK to listen to the monks chanting. One day he expresses appreciation, saying the sound is more harmonious than before. A monk expresses surprise and replies that it is only because one of the chanters has a cold – the chanting should be in one voice!

    I think diversity requires discernment.

    – Paul

  • Pingback: 牛眼看世界 » Rock and Blog()

  • Pingback: Diversity => Better Outcomes « Higher Ed Design()

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Made with Love in Oklahoma City