A friend brought this to my attention again today — it’s worth listening! He says at one point:
…it is the connection we maintain with our imperfections that allows us to be good…. being mindful of our personal and common imperfections is what allows us to be good to each other and be good to ourselves…
I know this is only an ad, and ads are built to evoke emotion, but the main thing the ad points to is precisely why digital media have become such an integral part of our lives — they help us to stay connected!
Here’s a passionate young man’s refutation of the Common Core:
“A teacher cannot be judged without his/her students”
“I want to fight for their ability to teach… for the relationship that is at the heart of instruction”
“Standards-based education is ruining the way we teach and learn.”
“If everything I’ve learned in high school is a measurable objective, I haven’t learned anything.”