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Education that matters

I just saw this short documentary “Children Full of Life”, about a teacher, Toshiro Kanamori, and his fourth-grade class northwest of Tokyo.

My wife is a teacher and I have massive respect for educators who are doing their job, but I have always found something stifling within our education system in the west.

Volumes can be learned from this video about character building, authority, compassion and community development that’s palpable.

Your thoughts?

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  • Erin Wilson January 29, 2012, 5:06 pm

    This felt like church to me. Truly. I don’t see this happening in most of the churches I’ve been in. I don’t mean that to be critical, rather I mean to underscore how powerful it is when we make space for each other to be vulnerable.

    • Lon February 27, 2012, 3:56 pm

      Agreed Erin – Making space is a lost art in a world speed, efficiency, and strategic goals.

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