Writing about Teachable Moments: Confession Time!

I set out to write these Teachable Moment blogposts to help get important conversations going. Things happen and we react to them but do not always take the opportunity they present for teaching and learning. As I write this, I realise that of course, I am going to learn as much from this as anyone reading … More Writing about Teachable Moments: Confession Time!

The Teachable Moment

teachable moment, noun, US: An event or experience which presents a good opportunity for learning something about a particular aspect of life. Each day is full of teachable moments–that is, moments that have the potential to be learning and teaching opportunities. We often experience them through reflection–something happens, and a flash of insight follows or … More The Teachable Moment

CHAMPION OF PEACE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Explosions Within and Without: The MLK Lesson Peace. It’s an elusive word. And when the going is tough, it’s tougher to uphold. When we’re in relative comfort and without anyone repeatedly challenging our basic civil liberties, it is relatively easy to espouse peace. But the litmus test of peace is during times of crises. Great … More CHAMPION OF PEACE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda

Preah Maha Ghosananda: The Buddha of the Battlefields More than 10 lakh kilometres walked. And more than 20,000 villagers touched by the message of peace. That is Preah Maha Ghosananda’s legacy. Add to that the fact that Ghosananda’s entire family, including his 16 siblings, was wiped out during the Khmer Rouge regime, and his message … More Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda