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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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“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”  Lao Tzu – Respect

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao Tzu – Respect

07/30/2023

What is the best way to get respect? We find contentment in being our authentic selves when we stop comparing or competing with others. It gives us a sense of inner harmony. Though respect is not solely dependent on self-acceptance and non-comparison but also on achievements, ..
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“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”  Kurt Cobain

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” Kurt Cobain

05/15/2023

Everybody has unique talents, though it's hard to see them sometimes. We are often blinded by doubt, lack of confidence and a fear that we might embarrass ourselves. So, we turn away from ourselves, copy others, and bury our own potential. Yet, learning from others is essential ..
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“The true measure of life is memory.” Walter Benjamin – Perspective

“The true measure of life is memory.” Walter Benjamin – Perspective

04/09/2023

We find meaning and value through our memories. They offer reminders of our mistakes, heartaches and enduring accomplishments. They are like building blocks for our personal identity. Yet, meaning is also to be found in our future. When we look ahead, we embrace hope, and that co ..
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“It’s better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” Apache Proverb – Self-Expression

“It’s better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” Apache Proverb – Self-Expression

03/19/2023

How do we know when our actions will speak louder than our words? "Talk is cheap," as the saying goes. Talking about doing something is easy, but actually doing it is much harder. Doing things requires risk-taking, embracing uncertainty, and the knowledge that you just might b ..
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“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran – Suffering

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran – Suffering

02/09/2023

What is the most beautiful way to reshape yourself through suffering? When we endure suffering, our character changes. Sometimes we grow weaker, less confident, and more resigned that life has it out for us. At other times, our character is strengthened. Suffering makes us res ..
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