As a future educator I have a responsibility to not only be knowledgeable and able to teach my students about biology. I also have a responsibility to teach my students about equity, equality and social justice. Social justice to me means fairness and equal opportunities for all of my students. This week I attended the Divided State of America event at the Mill and got the opportunity to discuss thoughts and feelings on how we can solve problems in America even when we disagree. There was a lot of diversity at this event which was great because America is full of diversity and our classrooms will be as well. There will be times when there is conflict in the classroom because students are from all different types of backgrounds and will all think differently. As the teacher I am the person who has to make sure these issues can be resolved without offending anyone. The way to do this is by always keeping an open mind and respecting the opinions of others. Even if we do not always agree we must learn to coexist by giving social justice to all.