21 February, 2014

Pause for Thought: Integrity

What is integrity? How does a person act when they have integrity? In other words, what does it look like?
Integrity, basically, is being honest with your self and with others. It means, admitting when you have not done your best and then making sure you do better. It means not cheating at an activity or game, even if you think you could get away with it.
We had a lot of opportunities to witness integrity among our learners during Trade Day. They built friendships between countries, helped out countries which had a crisis by selling them what they needed at low prices, and even helping them sell their products to other countries. All the while, being honest and showing integrity and empathy.

When have you seen integrity in action?
Has someone shown integrity towards you?
What was your Trade Day experience of integrity?


  1. This is a well done description about integrity. I liked the way you typed the post, it makes me feel like i really want to do it!

  2. Thanks for visiting our blog, and leaving a comment. In 5G we try to show integrity every day, even by doing little things like returning something to someone when we know theycan't find it. We don't get it right all the time, but that's our learning. It isn't easy and it can't be done overnight. That's part of how you know it's important.