Thursday, March 05, 2009

On Wisdom: Remoralizing Work and Celebrating Moral Exemplars

Quote of the Day, by Barry Schwartz in his TED talk: "Acknowledge when you go to law school, that a little voice talks to you about Atticus Finch, no ten-year-old goes to law school to do mergers and acquisitions...People are inspired by moral heroes.... The truth of the matter is that any interaction you have that involves other people is moral work and any moral work depends on practical wisdom. As teachers, we should strive to be ordinary heroes, the moral examplars to the people we mentor. The thing we have to remember is that we are always teaching, someone is always watching, the camera is always on."

Full talk is accessible here.

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