Monday, June 27, 2011

On Teaching Compassion

Via Dahlia. Uploaded by typoprone on Jan 31, 2009.

"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."

"We tried to form a bond these two years. You all made an effort to make yourselves understood and to understand others. A mutual effort at understanding. I don't like dwelling on the past. But when the going was rough, my friends were always there to help me. That thought will help you." - Homeroom Teacher Toshiro Kanamori

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