The Promise of Monday
February 6, 2023
All Humans Have Equal Worth and Value
Everyone has the same amount of dignity from birth. It cannot be earned or lost. Dignity is a given. It is an absolute. It is a non-negotiable right. For everyone.
It's easy to say that everyone has essential value, but harder to learn how to honor dignity in challenging situations and everyday interactions. While we are each born with dignity, we are not born knowing how to act in ways that honor everyone’s dignity, including our own.
What is Dignity? | Rosalind Wiseman from Cultures of Dignity & Cognitive Media
Guiding Dignity Questions:
Dive Deeper Into Dignity:
- Check out these 30 Tips of Dignity and Respect from the Dignity & Respect Campaign.
- Watch this 3:43 minute video "The Unexpected Key to Student Engagement? Dignity" from BigThink.com
- Read the book: Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, by Donna Hicks
Note: these external resources have been reviewed by a committee of MISD educators, however the ideas expressed by these organizations, or individuals, do not necessarily represent the practices of Mesquite ISD.
Mesquite ISD Leadership and Empowerment
The Mesquite Promise outlines four principles and 16 habits for adults and young people to embody themselves and encourage in others. The promise is not one more "new program" or expensive curriculum. The Promise exists in each of us through teachable moments and everyday interactions.