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“Blind obedience to authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” Teach Different with Albert Einstein – Authority

07/13/2024

How do I know when to follow authority and when to think for myself? Being told what to do is comforting. We don’t have to think. All we have to do is stop asking questions and follow along.  With the burden of thinking for ourselves lifted, we are in a sense liberated from ..
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“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Teach Different with Franklin D. Roosevelt – Self-Doubt

06/09/2024

What are the best strategies to confront our self-doubt and fear? We're our own worst enemies, aren't we? Our internal demons of fear and self-doubt cripple us, and blind us to seeing possibilities. Smart risk-taking becomes impossible. Our confidence shrinks.  Fueling our s ..
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“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done, because they want to do it.” Teach Different with Dwight D. Eisenhower – Leadership

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done, because they want to do it.” Teach Different with Dwight D. Eisenhower – Leadership

05/12/2024

How do you know what type of leadership style to use in any given situation? Leadership is hard work, due in large part to the fact that people are often resistant to doing work and following the lead of others. As Eisenhower himself must have known as a commander in World War ..
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“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” – Teach Different with Christian Morgenstern – Identity

“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” – Teach Different with Christian Morgenstern – Identity

04/03/2024

What does it mean to be “at home”? The concept of home is more nuanced than it appears. On the one hand, we can think of home as a physical place of comfort and safety where needs for protection are met. But we can also think about home as a place where we feel listened to ..
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“Technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master.” Teach Different with Christian Lous Lange – Technology

“Technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master.” Teach Different with Christian Lous Lange – Technology

03/09/2024

How do we prevent technology from controlling our lives? Today, Steve and Dan Fouts tackle an engaging quote about technology from Norwegian educator and Nobel Peace Prize winner Christian Lous Lange. Through connections to World War I, artificial intelligence, social media, a ..
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“When somebody shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Teach Different with Maya Angelou – Self Respect

“When somebody shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Teach Different with Maya Angelou – Self Respect

02/15/2024

How do we know when to give people a second chance? Join seasoned educators Steve and Dan Fouts as they delve into the profound wisdom of Maya Angelou's quote, "When somebody shows you who they are, believe them the first time." In this thought-provoking discussion, they explo ..
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“Loyalty to the country always, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” – Teach Different with Mark Twain – Loyalty

“Loyalty to the country always, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.” – Teach Different with Mark Twain – Loyalty

02/05/2024

How do I know when to be loyal to my government? Today, Steve and Dan Fouts confront a thought-provoking quote from Mark Twain that explores the philosophical theme of loyalty. Join them as they discuss the delicate interplay between unconditional national allegiance to countr ..
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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Teach Different with Evelyn Beatrice Hall – Freedom of Expression

01/18/2024

Should there be limits to free speech? Steve and Dan Fouts, founders of Teach Different and seasoned educators with over 50 years of experience, tackle the tension between free speech and social responsibility using a compelling quote from English writer Evelyn Beatrice Hall ( ..
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“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” Teach Different with W.E.B. Dubois – Self Expression

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” Teach Different with W.E.B. Dubois – Self Expression

12/19/2023

How should a society balance individual freedom with the need for stability and control? Tune in with Steve and Dan Fouts, the innovators behind Teach Different, as they delve into the complexities of liberties and rights, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois's poignant statement: "The ..
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“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” Teach Different with Maya Angelou – Forgiveness

12/08/2023

When is forgiving somebody the right thing to do? True forgiveness can pave paths to healing and liberate us from hate.  But what about the need for justice and accountability of unjust actions?  Steve and Dan Fouts, founders of Teach Different and seasoned educators with ov ..
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“Power concedes nothing without a demand.” Teach Different with Frederick Douglass

10/24/2023

What is the best way to persuade those in power to make concessions? Sometimes progress only happens when people demand change. Unless those in power are pressured to act in equitable ways, they will take advantage of their authority and pursue selfish ends. Sometimes, though, ..
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“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi – Patience

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi – Patience

10/05/2023

How do I know when to be patient? Patience, often overlooked, is a virtue of immense importance. It plays a pivotal role in our quest for achievement and success. When we forfeit patience, we grant others the power to provoke frustration, leaving us feeling powerless. However, ..
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