Note: This is a re-post from September 2013
Every classroom has a wide variety of students. Some kids have an energy that makes it difficult to sit still. Some kids need to talk constantly. Others like to doodle all over their papers, desks, and textbooks. No matter what kind of student you are, there's always a way for you to do something positive in this world. It's pretty cool to see the different ways that people can have an impact in their environment.
This video made me think of my students who are drawn to art. It made me think of my cousin, Joe. Joe's a great artist. The traditional school setting never appealed to him and he struggled because of that, but his artistic ability was always apparent. Now, as an adult, he's creating high quality photography and was recently hired as a photographer for a major car company in California.
The video in the link below has a great message about art and the effect it can have on a community. Watch, enjoy, think, and learn. And if you happen to see any of this work around town, make sure you take the time to appreciate the artists who made it happen.
Forest For the Trees, a public mural project
Click on the link below to see what happens to your food after you eat it. Digestion Animaton
Very interesting article about how the New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team trains to keep a calm emotional temperament. A Mental Trick From the World's Best Team