Our Moral Compass: A Truly Miraculous Being

“The child is truly a miraculous being and this should be felt deeply by the educator.” -Marissa Montessori Italian physician and educator Marissa Montessori's quote is one that is what I believe the true calling of all educators and the why behind why we are in this particular field: its all about the children. Just … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: A Truly Miraculous Being

Our Moral Compass: Refusal Before Acceptance

“For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause everyone accepts.” -Gertrude Stein It is often said that resistance is futile. In other words it is pointless. When I read or hear American novelist Gertrude Stein's quote for today what resonated with me is that many of us spend so much … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: Refusal Before Acceptance

Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 321): Live Together As Brothers and Sisters Or Perish Together Like Fools

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you … Continue reading Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 321): Live Together As Brothers and Sisters Or Perish Together Like Fools

Our Moral Compass: We Must Not Be Weak Or Timid To Ensure Freedom For All

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower Let's face it: as a society around the world there is a lot of history that has forged what we know of as today. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But as President Dwight D. Eisenhower points out … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: We Must Not Be Weak Or Timid To Ensure Freedom For All

Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 315): When Equality Will Truly Exist

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you … Continue reading Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 315): When Equality Will Truly Exist

Our Moral Compass: We Are More Alike Than Unalike

“Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure…by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: We Are More Alike Than Unalike

Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 309): Do It For The Cause And Not For the Applause

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you … Continue reading Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 309): Do It For The Cause And Not For the Applause

Our Moral Compass: Do What’s Best For More Than Just Yourself

To ask, “What’s best for me” is finite thinking. To ask, “What’s best for us” is infinite thinking.” -Simon Sinek Author and speaker Simon Sinek recently wrote a book entitled The Infinite Game that points out the many pitfalls that leaders fall into in the pursuit of short-term gains and shows how they can put … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: Do What’s Best For More Than Just Yourself

Our Moral Compass: We Must Unlearn To Become More Socially Aware

“We must unlearn the constellations to see the stars.” -Jack Gilbert If you love Science and especially Astronomy then you already know what constellations are. For those that do not they are a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Examples … Continue reading Our Moral Compass: We Must Unlearn To Become More Socially Aware

Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 303): Peace And Freedom Are Inseparable

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you … Continue reading Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 303): Peace And Freedom Are Inseparable