As well as educators think they know their students, they really don’t know them at all. That’s the point Assistive Principle hammers home in the wake of yet another fiasco involving students, Facebook, and hateful comments directed at a member of the faculty.
Our students are not who we think they are. They are more concerned with the perceptions of others, because their self esteem depends so much on what others think. They are willing to say and do things that may not be true, that may be hateful, and that may even be offensive to themselves in order to be accepted.