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  • Developing the virtues

    by Darcia Narvaez, Oxford University Press blog Helicopter parenting is denounced by onlookers (e.g., David Brooks ) as babying children who should be self-reliant, a highly valued characteristic in the USA. Children should not need parents but should use their own capacities to get through the day....
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Performing Virtue

    by Michael Zampelli, SMV News As a university professor and as a Jesuit priest, I am privileged with many and varied opportunities to notice virtue “passing into holy souls.” Whether it is a student trying to cultivate honesty and intellectual perseverance in the frenzy of a results-driven Silicon Valley...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Virtue of Hard Things

    By Emily Esfahani Smith, The Wall Street Journal A study of Ivy League undergraduates showed that the smarter the students were, as measured by SAT scores, the less they persevered. Most people would think of John Irving as a gifted wordsmith. He is the author of best-selling novels celebrated for their...
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  • Character education: teaching through subjects

    by Catherine Murray, Schools Week Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The Teaching Character Through Subjects publication and programme of activities – funded by one of 12 character grants handed out by the Department for...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Hire someone who's done one 'deeply unfashionable thing'

    April 3, 2014 David Brooks, New York Times You may not realize it, but you have a powerful impact on the culture and the moral ecology of our era. If your human resources bosses decide they want to hire a certain sort of person, then young people begin turning themselves into that sort of person. Therefore...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times: The Seven Teachings

    March 19, 2014 By Michael Meuers, Indian Country, Today Media Network Excerpt: "We are invited once again to revisit the time honored Teachings, and to embrace the old ways in order to renew our connection to the Sacred Teachings. We need this old knowledge in our lives to live in these modern times...
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