One Great Teacher and The Rest of The Story

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1 Great Teacher + 16 5th Graders = (Global) Community Magic

Here is another video that I could not resist sharing.  For me it is a perfect example of what schooling could and should be all about.  On the final scene of this video you saw a young teacher with his class. They have managed to engage what seems like the entire community in making this joyous video.  What learning for these students!  THE REST of the STORY is that their video, made in their small Alaskan village, has had just under 1 million views.  They worked 10 hours on filming and the better part of a weekend.  For me, this represents the best of what teaching and learning can be…community based, activity based, technology enabled, cooperative, multiple intelligences engaged not to mention global and viral!

As we approach the holiday season, this is a great reminder of the beauty, power, and sheer joy  of great teachers, great teaching,  great students and how thankful we should be for all of it.   Hallelujah!

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