their debt to the
work of others.
When students come to school, they
are still working through the stage of
self-centeredness, the notion that the
universe revolves around them. How do
we help them to grow and develop through
this stage without negativity and with
a growing concern and understanding?
Being grateful for others’ work is an
important aspect of this process.
To gradually mature from the feeling of
being owed to the feeling of being in debt
“One generation plants the trees; another gets
“I have learned silence from the talkative,
tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness
from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful
to these teachers.”
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved
in stone monuments, but what is woven into
the lives of others.”