There is substance in this book – and depth. Yet the reading is delightful. Of course I knew David Brooks from NBR’s NewsHour pundit section. Of course I knew he also wrote. I now have a much greater appreciation of the work of this nuanced thinker.
Today when mature men walk down my favored block in a lucky part of the nation for their daily constitutional — in the middle of the day — a reflection that achievements of character may weigh in even over achievements of resume is a refreshing thought. Furthermore, in a day when the few remaining moralist preachers are of necessity shrill and schmaltzy in order to get a hearing, and holding any traditional notion of character is seen as backward and tending toward the obstruction of progress, a work that is at once morally aspiring and also nuanced and examined is – the rarest of gems.
Thank you, David Brooks. Everybody else – who has the IQ and reading ability – run to get this book. Read it. Twice. Then buy copies for your children, cousins, and neighbors.
What they are saying….
How could this session be improved? No, this was perfect actually. Loved that it allowed for discussion.
“Knowledge of presenter is outstanding; makes it easy to sit through training.”
“Very helpful to use in my classroom.”
“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm, eagerness to connect with her audience and her down to earth personality that really brought forth new tactics in teaching, but also interesting insights to people skills in all! I will implement much of her lesson into my classroom as well as my home and personal life.”
“I love love loved the tidbits of the history of teaching you included…. I would love to dig deeper into how … education has changed and [talk about how to] “get back to basics.”
What did you like best about this seminar? She had an emphasis on Christ centered education. (This was in a church affiliated preschool.)
What did you like best?
- Where to find books [relating to] morals.
- Plenty of time for discussion was given.
- Explanation of the class which I could understand well.
- Learning how to incorporate values into our planning.
What I like to hear most, and often do: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “
Thanks to Stat Counter!
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