Joelle Trayers’ blog is a frequent resource to which I often refer. She works with gifted Kinders, and shares fabulous lessons and student work examples that never cease to inspire me.
In her recent post, “Not Giving Up on Your Dreams,” Joelle recommends a book that I have just placed in my Amazon shopping cart. (Read her post to see the title and her summary!) As a tie-in to the book, Joelle recommended this video, which I had never seen.
Piggybacking on Joelle’s take-away from the book and the video, I would say that both remind me of one of my favorite Zen Pencils posters based on an Einstein quote:
Except in this case it would be a judging a dog by its ability to ignore the temptation of gloriously exciting birds.
Who could easily stay safe in trees, but apparently prefer to ramble around and tempt dogs.
I’m pretty sure a fish would not have that kind of audacity.
Anyway, have a Kleenex ready when you watch the video. (And, if you’re one of those odd people, like me, who enjoys crying over inspirational videos, you can fly, swim, or surf over here for more.)