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Nurturing Hearts and Minds: The Power of Fairness, Care, and Integrity

[#quoteoftheday💬] “Live so that when your children think of fairness, care and integrity, they think of you”. 💛 I love this quote. As #teachers, I think we can interchange the verb “live” here, with:


👩🏻‍🏫“teach”,

👩🏻‍💻“work”, &

🤝“share”.


I think if you’re #teaching, #working, and #sharing with others in a way that breathes fairness, care and integrity, you have a recipe to form something truly beautiful.


Perhaps even something that outlives you.


Case in point: telling #UncleLen’s story is having a ripple effect that outlives him.


For example, upon his daughter and others reading the stories about him, they said: "It is like he's still here with us." 🥺💛💔


To recap, Uncle Len's advice to me about living a good life was:


✨Keep things simple.

✨Know what you like.

✨Let love happen.


One of the reasons I remember these three points by heart and so clearly, is because he himself embodied and lived them, with integrity.


Like Uncle Len, when we see others "walking their talk",


✅ It encourages us to attempt to follow it, because we can see they are committed to doing it too

✅ It encourages #learners to treat each other with fairness and care if they see #teachers doing so too

✅ It encourages #schools to put in place equal opportunities, if they see their leaders and governing authorities doing so too


Actions speak - but let’s not forget that words themselves are often an action. It takes courage and bravery to say what you’re going to do, and then hold yourself accountable to doing it.


In my view, the #people - and even #students - who do this, are the ones who make the really great leaders among us, the ones who people - children and adults alike - feel safe to be around.


They may not be the loudest #voice, but when they consistently show up with #fairness, #care and #integrity - it speaks for itself.


💭A question for you to ponder on: who comes to your mind when you read this quote? What does that tell you? I invite you to share your thoughts on this, too. 💬🤗



✏️P.S. If you’d like to read more about Uncle Len’s three tips for a good life well lived, head on over to the article I wrote in honour of him over Christmas.


I was moved by the kindness of the messages I received following this article. 💛


Here it is again if you missed it:





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