Lovely video… good one for development issues?
Thanks for that! Just beginning Development with Y10 next week – a great way to start! Have popped on the blog
Spooky, have you been in my lessons? This is a great video, emphasising the point that for me is the thing I feel is the most important thing I can do for the kids I teach – simply suggesting there is ‘another way’. Of course it’s often not that straightforward in real life – e.g. the drive for success comes from more than just a desire for money, not working hard is often more to do with a lack of self-esteem than a balanced world-view, etc. But so much of what they get fed is the ‘MBA’ view.
I went back to Brazil (where I was born) with my wife for the whole summer a few years back – hoped that it would be a life-changer as I was feeling a bit jaded with life – the only thing that happened of lasting significance was a real-life story v similar to this, with a fisherman in the village where I was born. Perhaps I’ll get to share it with you someday…
Linda, I liked it too.
Kevin, my experience came in Bangladesh, whenever I get down about things I remember the beautiful country and the people.
I’m with Ken Robinson at the moment, that ‘the element’, the pursuit you are most at home with, may not bring you success, fame and money, but fulfilment of a different kind.
Does teaching geography, playing with your children at five past four each evening who wander into your classroom on thier way home from school. Living on the coast and playing up in the mountains at weekends count? Someone with an MBA told me I should go on more courses, apply for a senior teacher job but I guess I enjoy working with kids and love my geography too much …
Brilliant Mark, I love your perspective, something I feel I need to find.
Out of interest, the author Mark Albion says: “The movie’s intent is not to glorify the fisherman or demonize the MBA (me!). It is meant to show two value systems and as done in the More Than Money book, give you a multi-dimensional way of measuring success, in which you choose what works for you. In fact, in the teaching note for the film, I mention that I could NEVER be the fisherman. I’d go nuts! But the point is self-awareness: how do you measure success and are you spending your life energy aligned with that.”
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