Reflecting on an Education of the Heart: John Brown

When asked to describe what the phrase “Education of the Heart” means to him, John Brown, Associate Professor of Mathematics said: “I think of the words of Christ in Luke’s gospel, ‘Much will be required of the person entrusted with much.’ We may not always appreciate, or even be aware of, the many gifts we’ve been given. But just by virtue of us having the resources and ability to be at a college–whether we’re students, faculty, staff or administration–we have so many advantages over the majority of others on the planet whose hardships we can’t even begin to imagine. To me, an Education of the Heart is becoming aware of and developing the many gifts with which we’ve been entrusted and heeding the words of Christ to use them to better the lives of others.”

Submitted by Lisa Ratmansky, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

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