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The value of a good teacher

July 31, 2009

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.

A term in the lives of a class of 10-year-olds and their extraordinary teacher.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2009 4:48 pm

    It’s sad that this is considered special or outstanding.

    All teachers should have such focus and pride in maximizing their students ability with every tool in the teacher/adult toolbox.

    I’m happy for these kids and sad that they are the exception.

    Good Post.

    • July 31, 2009 4:50 pm

      Quite so, Chris, and everyone I’ve spoken to about this programme has said the same thing – “If only…”

  2. remora permalink
    August 4, 2009 7:24 pm

    well at least the class size seems “manageable” – thats a good start.

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