This week I host for a THESE THREE THINGS segment discussion, Co-Founder and Head of School at Millennium School in San Francisco, founder of Argonaut an online program to bring social-emotional learning to students virtually, recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship as a leading change maker in education, and author of Finding the Magic in Middle School, soon to be published in August 2022, CHRIS BALME.
Chris shares his most valuable life lessons about surprise, the importance of groups, and kindness.
- Be wary of excessive planning and ready for surprise.
David Whyte said so well in his line, "What you can plan is too small for you to live."
- Honest groups help us figure out who we are, whether we're 13 or 53.
..and many of our struggles in our society come from isolation.
Could tell the story of some breakthrough experiences I've had in groups, as both participant and facilitator.
- "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" -
I think I lived like this before I understood why, and now see it as a defining trait. Deep empathy for others...and curiosity about what battle they're fighting. Knowing that gives us a chance to play transformative roles in others' lives.
Listen in HERE, it's a good one.