Here is another wonderful post from Jennie, the extraordinary teacher!
I had the good fortune to watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on television with my children in the 80’s. I also had the good fortune to hear Fred Rogers speak at a national teacher’s conference in the 90’s. He was a kind and gentle man, and he commanded the love and respect of children and parents – because he understood children. He also understood the world, and more importantly, children’s place in the world.
Most recently I watched (twice) the new documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? I thought I knew… well, there is so much. I didn’t know.
I highly recommend watching this film. Remember, it is a documentary, not a movie. I will share one story that blew my socks off:
Racial tension was at a high. In the south, a film clip showed black people swimming in a pool, and white people walking along the outside edge of…
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