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This is a podcast for conversations - real conversations about ideas that matter. We use a powerful 3-Step Method to break down quotes from the world's greatest thinkers and we tackle themes like anger, civic responsibility, kindness and humility. Join us in our quest to inspire critical thinkers and problem solvers to "think outside the cave" and become the wise leaders our society so desperately needs.

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This is a podcast for conversations - real conversations about ideas that matter. We use a powerful 3-Step Method to break down quotes from the world's greatest thinkers and we tackle themes like anger, civic responsibility, kindness and humility. Join us in our quest to inspire critical thinkers and problem solvers to "think outside the cave" and become the wise leaders our society so desperately needs.

https://teachdifferent.com

    "Home is not where you live but where they understand you." - Teach Different with Christian Morgenstern - Identity

    "Home is not where you live but where they understand you." - Teach Different with Christian Morgenstern - Identity

    What does it mean to be “at home”?

    The concept of home is more nuanced than it appears. On the one hand, we can think of home as a physical place of comfort and safety where needs for protection are met. But we can also think about home as a place where we feel listened to and where our humanity is acknowledged. Our unique definition of 'home' may change throughout our lives depending on who we meet and what experiences we have. 

    Join Steve and Dan Fouts – founders of Teach Different and twin brothers with over 50 years of teaching experience – along with Ari Gerzon-Kessler - author, consultant and family partnerships coordinator for Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado, as they discuss the meaning and importance of home, enriched by the Teach Different Method. 

    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com 

    Image source:  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/deed.no   Public Domain.

    • 42 min
    “Technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master.” Teach Different with Christian Lous Lange - Technology

    “Technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master.” Teach Different with Christian Lous Lange - Technology

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    How do we prevent technology from controlling our lives?

    Today, Steve and Dan Fouts tackle an engaging quote about technology from Norwegian educator and Nobel Peace Prize winner Christian Lous Lange. Through connections to World War I, artificial intelligence, social media, and more, we contemplate the proper role technology should play in shaping our existence.

    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com

     Image source: Store norske leksikon⁠⁠⁠ | Av Historia/REX/NTB. | Public Domain

    • 26 min
    "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

    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 explore the application of Angelou's thoughts on personal relationships and the difficult decisions teachers must make in the classroom. Steve recounts the captivating tale of Jarvis, the very inspiration that sparked the creation of Teach Different!


    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com


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    • 37 min
    "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

    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 country and conditional loyalty to government. This conversation introduces a host of timely issues that relate directly to our roles students, family members and citizens.


    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com

    Image source: ⁠⁠Wikimedia⁠⁠ | The Guardian Newspaper | Public Domain

    • 31 min
    "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

    "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

    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 (referring to the French philosopher Voltaire): "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Join them for a thought-provoking conversation that navigates the complexities of personal expression and justice in the context of free speech.

    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com

    Image source: 1896 Alfred-Pierre Agache | The Sword | Public Domain

    • 32 min
    "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

    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 cost of liberty is less than the price of repression." In this insightful episode, they navigate the equilibrium between fostering a society that respects diverse rights, while at the same time, preserving order and maintaining social cohesion. With over 50 years of combined teaching expertise, the Fouts brothers use the Teach Different Method to create a lens to view issues like defamation, book banning, protests and basic civility required to function in a democracy.



    Teach Different serves educational institutions, families, corporate entities, and mental health communities. If you think the TD method could be effective in your setting, we'd love to hear from you! support@teachdifferent.com

    Image: Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

    • 31 min

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