video: children full of life

When I first saw this video tweeted by @charityfocus, I wondered how sensible these children are. But then I had to remind myself from my own experience interacting with kids, that any child can be so, as long as they’re treated with respect.

This video is really the perfect living world example of the earlier story from Suresh Panje of the perfect heart!

Here the teacher says

There’s an expression I love: ‘Let people live in your heart’. There’s no limit on numbers. They tell the stories, and everyone shares their feelings. When people really listen… they live in your heart forever.

“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.”

This is a series… video #2 is about how he handles bullying…

some insights from this one…

‘good teachers connect theory with life’ (a japanese character looks like a mother taking care of her baby)

How he handles bullying… asks everyone to talk about it. After a while…

‘if you pick on someone, you’re not being a friend. Friends don’t pick on each other. That’s not what friends are. Think about your friends, there in your heart. Why would you pick on them? Lets get to the bottom of this.’

And later on after a discussion he says “Are you all trying to hide behind pretty words? You think you’re good boys and girls, don’t you? After all these things you’re saying, what’s missing? You’re blaming everyone but yourself! ‘I did something wrong’ who said that? Nobody! Too perfect for words! … You never wrote about this!”

2 Responses to “video: children full of life”

  1. mouna Says:

    nice sanjay! thanks for that clip 🙂

  2. Sanjay M Says:

    Its a series, I myself had seen only the first one. Thanks to ur comment I remembered to see the others as well, and updated them in this page.

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