The Premiere! World Takeover Day

 

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You know, as a teacher, I’m never quite sure which ideas will go in one ear and out the other, and which ones will take hold.

Several months ago, my fifth graders and I were talking about the power that we each individually have. I joked that we should each look in the mirror in the morning and tell ourselves to take over the world that day. And that they should come back to me with how they took over the world.

Apparently that stuck.

Fast forward to just before spring break. The kids and I watched speeches from kids who felt passionately about important issues. I asked what they were motivated to do. Lots of inspiring answers here.

One student? She wanted to have us make videos about how we each took over the world.

I, in my standard teacher mode, shrugged, “Why not?”

 

So here is the first installment of what will hopefully be many. It gave me goosebumps, moved me to tears and gave me inspiration in a tough week. Here’s hoping you do the same. And if you have any comments for the delightful ones you see in the video, share them and I will happily share them with my loveys. Click here and enjoy!

 

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2 Responses to “The Premiere! World Takeover Day”

  1. julessomeone Says:

    Woot! Giving me some hope for the future!

  2. Sue Black Says:

    Helping someone! Kind words! Working hard to change an attitude that’s holding you back!
    I’m impressed.
    And you inspire me.
    Keep posting, please!
    Next time: because I’m curious – have you thought about adding details to tell the whole story? Maybe just 3 sentences? Beginning (before or what was wrong or what you wanted to change/make better), middle (what you did to change the world), and end (either your reaction/outcome/change or that of the person involved.

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