Shaping the hearts and minds of children. Well year five and six anyway.

I am approaching tomorrow with what feels like a night out on the emotional bar tab rolling around in my head, pushing out against my eyes. More than anything I’m excited, beyond excited actually to be stepping into a classroom to teach Primary Ethics to years five and six at Ari’s school. If I didn’t feel nervous I would be a fool but I trust these kids, I trust the subject and the philosophy behind it. To teach our kids to think and reason for themselves. Not to morally shape them but to let their incredible little brains learn to do this and go forth and give. Thoughtfully.

Up until now I have been Mrs Moss, Ari’s mum or that weird lady who bribes with cupcakes, rainbow jelly and forty birthday party invitations to be nice to her daughter. From tomorrow afternoon in our little community of inquiry, I am their equal, just another citizen of the world, wanting to make a difference, learning with them. I have no doubt in my mind they will have so much more to give me than I can offer back but I am willing and able to try.

For anyone unaware, Primary Ethics is a charity organisation that was started to give children in Australian primary schools who didn’t attend scripture, something better to do with their time than sit and watch movies in the library. Because of the unfailing dedication and commitment of volunteers, this program was successfully piloted and opened to any school wanting to participate. There are now more than 700 teachers Australia wide giving their time in the pursuit of ethical learning and decision making. Of which Lady Moss is proudly one.

I’ve got my curriculum in my hot little hand, my coloured markers and my heart open wide. Wish me luck dear friends!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Rach

     /  February 26, 2013

    AAAAhhhhhh…you will be brilliant! couple of things though…
    Can i come and take your class? and can we all please call you Lady Moss instead of Mrs Moss?

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  2. Lady Moss

     /  February 26, 2013

    However much I wish, I think Lady Moss is too much how about I let the kids call me Mossy? ;D

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  3. Oh gracious. Good luck a thousand times over. I’d love to be taking up the training – maybe when I am not working full-time and doing Guides, which I see as being a kind of ethics training all of its own.
    I am in awe and have complete admiration – as if I didn’t already.

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  4. Lady Moss

     /  March 3, 2013

    It’s amazing darling you would love it. And yes very similar to the work you are already doing teaching the young girls of our land. I felt so alive and inspired, every second I’ll cherish, ’twas awesome!!!!!! X

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  5. Lady Moss

     /  March 3, 2013

    P.s thank you that’s a really lovely thing to say to a very nervous Lady xxxx

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