December 28, 2011

Teaching: the Noblest Profession.

“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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