“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
To use what I’ve learned on an Outward Bound course and bring that into the classroom has clearly made me a better teacher.
How exciting for Philadelphia that The Discovery Center project brings the community together with the educational resources of Outward Bound and Audubon to reopen the East Park Reservoir for outdoor learning and conservation. In this beautiful natural place, young people and adults will discover their potential while exploring this wonder of nature.
There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.
The experience of helping a fellow in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth’s inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive.