I want to teach my students that:
Everything is connected.
Everyone's beliefs should be examined from time to time and questioned.
The world is filled with interesting people, places, and ideas.
They have something to contribute to the world.
But, I can't. These lessons can't be taught, they must be learned. That requires the student to do something. I can create the conditions for learning to occur. I can introduce topics to discuss and debate and question. But, ultimately, it is the student's choice whether to learn something or not.
Sadly, many are choosing to do something else.