More of this, please

So far Paul Bogush’s class commercial (10:34) is my favorite education video that I’ve seen this year. I’m not sure which part I like better, the first two-thirds with upbeat pictures and videos or the last third with student quotes, some of which nearly bring me to tears.

“Chin up and be fierce.” You are in Room 301!

Your class is difficult to describe. It’s not so much social studies … as it is life.

Before this class I had never sat in a classroom for a whole period without being bored or looking at the clock and hoping it’d move faster … but in this class I found that things were constantly interesting and looked at the clock hoping it would slow down.

With all the conversations in class it showed me that I should not be a speck of dust in a room of crowded people … but I should be the Eiffel Tower.

I know I have become a better person from your class with a little more knowledge … and a whole lot more heart.

You pulled me out of the shell … that other teachers put me into.

I want this for my kids. And yours. And everyone else’s. More of this, please.

5 Responses to “More of this, please”

  1. Thank you for the kind words :)

    Lots of folks have had some questions about this, so I wrote a post that outlines the history of the video and why I bothered to put it together http://goo.gl/u601Ey

    I think it’s pretty cool too :)

  2. Paul rocks. A friend and I often refer to some teachers as Soul Teachers. I hope that term is self explanatory to teachers. Paul is a soul teacher the kind you hope your kid meets at the door when they go to school.

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul at last year’s Edscape. He made a huge impression on me and my colleague – so much so that we came back to Ottawa and were still talking about him to our superintendents afterwards.
    Erin

  4. Wow! I want Paul to be my teacher!! This commercial epitomizes what teaching should be about. It’s why we entered the profession. Unfortunately, way too many teachers have lost sight of this. I will definitely be sharing it with those I work with. Thanks!

  5. I wish all teachers would be like this.

    So AWESOME!!! that I had to share this on my blog, scotwright.wordpress.com.

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