I made my students cry today. I cried.
We were investigating the power of media, specifically, students listed videos that drew great emotional responses. Irma sent me this video, 99 Balloons, a story about baby Eliot who was born with Edward’s syndrome. This is an incredibly touching story about Eliot, his very loving parents and their experience. It’s very powerful. See the video here.
I just noticed another powerful video, albeit in a different way, on The Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Vicki writes, “Whatever your beliefs, you should see this video. It is a message to all of you leaders out there who are reading this blog.” I agree.
Put together, these two videos reminded me of the Dick Hoyt video I blogged about almost a year ago.
That one also made me cry, but these types of video inspire me to be a better leader, a better father and a better person.
Have any videos inspired you lately? What are the most powerful videos you have ever seen? I’d love you to share.
Update: I’ve started a wiki for these inspirational videos. Feel free to add or edit!