Monday, July 11, 2016

7-11: On This Day

I woke up, I grabbed my coffee, I checked my Facebook feed and tripped on this video about a teacher in Iowa who tried a radical experiment to try to teach her classroom of third graders that we are all the same.


I've been watching on my phone as I've gone about my morning—taking care of the dog, eating breakfast and so on—and it's fascinating. It's heartbreaking that now, almost 50 years after this was done the first time, almost 50 years, we still haven't learned the lesson.

I'll be watching it again after my kids roll their ways slowly out of bed and into the living room, looking for their list of chores, their breakfast, for me. I urge you to check it out.

We are all the same. When we are told we don't measure up, we feel free to fall short. When we are told we are capable of great things, we rise to that challenge. Let's all rise together.

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