Spinning the positive

Contemporary world issues has a negative focus. I’ve been asked why we need to learn/watch/read/talk about such depressing things. Tension, conflict, power struggles, disparity… those are some of the themes. What if I put a spin on them? Creative tension. Power to change. Collaboration. Instead of focusing on the problems, I want to focus on the cool things people are doing all over the world.

Like this.

As John Chu says in the intro, people are becoming their own heroes. Developing their own dances by borrowing and remixing from others around the world as they become available. Wild.

Just a little something I’m thinking about. To be continued…

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  1. I love it. Will definitely use this on Monday to inspire my AVID students. We watched “Invisible Children” today and many of them cried. It’s such a sad story. But, this is very inspirational. Hopefully it will balance it out a little and give them a positive feeling.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    .-= David Duez´s last blog ..Reflections from a former student =-.

    1. It is inspirational and that’s a question I want to ask my students, among others. Why is it inspirational? What are the inherent inspirational qualities of the work they do? How can we create more of that?

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