I have posted before about “Pink Bat“, a book by Michael McMillan, as well as the accompanying video. Recently, I came across another video by Mr. McMillan: “Paper Airplane: A Lesson for Flying Outside the Box”. This is a nostalgic look back to a time when innovation was embraced and putting a man on the moon was considered an achievement that could only be acquired by the utilizing the powerful combination of knowledge and creativity. “Paper Airplane” shows how important it is to let go of our preconceived notions, and to allow our ideas to soar past imagined boundaries.
This is a great video for teachers and parents to watch. Your students will also find it inspiring. I do suggest that you preview it before showing it to kids, as there is one small part (a cartoon bare bottom) that some might consider objectionable, depending on your audience.
Here is the link, in case the embedded video below does not show: http://youtu.be/QODh5s3XKJE