Teaching: the Noblest Profession.

Via elephant journal
on Dec 27, 2011
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“Now, she can talk about her father, and smile.”

The power of Notebook Letters.

My mom’s a teacher. This kind of teacher. One of my favorite movies is Dead Poet’s Society. This is a real-life hero of a teacher—one of thousands upon underpaid-thousands on this Small World of ours:

“In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates.”


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5 Responses to “Teaching: the Noblest Profession.”

  1. Keren says:

    Phenomenal! What an amazing teacher.

  2. Eric says:

    Beautiful! There's a basic element of respect evident here, the kids respect their teacher and it is returned. I am also assuming there is respect in their home life–along with love. I taught at a Montessori school for a year, and it was similar to this video, there was an open quality to it that was amazing and encouraged kids to show empathy.

    Later, I taught at a Municipal school in the ghetto. It was very different. There was no respect in the home, the kids didn't respect each other, and I had a hard time earning their respect–although I always gave it. It was extremely difficult.

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