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ivonprefontaine:

This is a beautiful reminder of what is important in life. It resonated deeply after last week. The purpose of schools, communities, and other social institutions is to bring us together rather than polarize.

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. Good Post.
    A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts.
    When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him.
    For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement.
    You can let your kid live in a big house, give him a Driver & Car for going around, Eat a Good Meal, learn Piano, Watch a Big Screen TV. But when you are Cutting Grass, please let them experience it. After a Meal, let them Wash their Plates and Bowls together with their Brothers and Sisters. Tell them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not because you do not have Money for Car or to Hire a Maid, but it is because you want to Love them in a right way.
    You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will Grow Grey, same as the Mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done..

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  2. Did you already take a look at my Graffity-in-The-Sky-Collection?

    http://mytreetv.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/cloud/

    And please have a look at this:

    http://mytreetv.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/between/

    Kind regards,
    Stefan

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  3. This is a good lesson to give to children for society appears to place value on money (profit) rather than meaning.

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  4. What a great message and reminder! Thank you for sharing it!
    Russ

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