Sunday, June 30, 2013

Community, relationships, authentic learning

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

That's true for this video too!

More than 30 minutes of video worth watching
As a group of learners collaborate
And relationships develop both between the learners and the Meadowlark residents

Michael Wesch and his students created a video that illustrates the potential of passion and relationships on many levels.

The video techniques are engaging, powerful and compelling.
The stories-- of the students, of the residents, of the assisted living model
Exemplify all that is good when people are open in engaging and sharing with each other--

The seniors' stories touched my soul-- of love, of life, of death, of coping.

The students' realizations of the depth of their authentic learning around both community and the impact of the relationships they developed caused me to smile broadly.

The model of community at Meadowlark, complete with bar, gave me great hope.

That each of us can experience this type of opportunity for learning, for caring and share that with our students-- what could be better?

And you've got to watch it to the end!
And then, smile because it happened--

1 comment:

Amy Musone said...

Smiling with you. Glad that I watched it and glad that you shared it.