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Monthly Archives: December 2013
In our Hero in the Mirror project, 5th grade classes are hearing from every day heroes as we search for our own “Hero in the Mirror”. We’ve had people from all walks of life tell us their very human qualities such as inspiration, compassion, niceness, connecting, listening, encouragement, helping and others…and we listen to them speak about how they use their qualities to make their corner of the world a better place.
As we do this, we’re trying to look inside ourselves for our own heroic qualities…and that isn’t as easy as it seems.
I had an idea. How about asking each student to write down a super hero power quality that they see in each classmate? I had a shoe-box with slips of paper. All done anonymously. This is generally a pretty self-focused age, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The box filled quickly…almost too quickly. Did they give this thought? Did they just write the same couple things for everyone? Was this a bad idea? Would I have to fudge for the kids that weren’t popular?
As I sit here in my empty classroom, I am struck by the wisdom of 10 year olds. Most were spot on. Here’s a few about kids I generally keep an eye on. They are usually alone on the playground…not included in groups…pretty quiet and reserved. Here’s what their peers had to say about them:
When something is real, you can feel it. I hope that these kids can read these comments and feel that as well.
Another step closer to the Hero in the Mirror!