Dec 9, 2013
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. --Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell's 10 Commandments of Teaching
Philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell is one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history. Writer Maria Popova, founder and editor of Brain Pickings, summarizes Russel's remarkable vision for the responsibilities of a teacher, touching on the purpose of education, the value of uncertainty, the importance of critical thinking, the gift of intelligent criticism, and more. The beauty of these principles is that they can be applied to daily life and other relationships as well. [more...]
Take Action:The next time someone disagrees with you, try to appreciate their perspective and expressiveness rather than wishing for their passive agreement.