Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 557): Everyone Is A Teacher

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Everyone Is A Teacher

“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m observing them, yet I bow deeply with gratitude.”

-Eric Allen

Whether you realize it or not we are all teachers. Unless you are going into the field of education you don’t need a degree to be that. If you are a parent, co worker, sibling, etc then you are a teacher. In today’s quote Eric Allen emphasizes this as he explains how teachers are found throughout each experience and each person we encounter. We can seek them out or they come to us when we least expect it. Observing others is something that really allows you to embrace what that person is doing that makes them them. And this goes the other way too. People are observing us and our actions as well. I look at each moment as a teachable moment because there are eyes always watching.

Through it all we need to take some time to reflect and remember to thank all those that have impacted our lives thus far and have taught us things along the way. And that doesn’t mean that they are are always positive but we do learn from the negative ones too and what to possibly avoid doing. We are always learning and it is through the relationships that we have with others that can provide us with our greatest lessons.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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