This video is unsettling for me to some extent. I realize its an advertisement, and so it is utilizing some strategies for advertising to make you want to buy into it. But what I find unsettling is that there are many teachers (like the ones in the video) who only make time for the curriculum and forget to incorporate ‘teachable moments’ or even allow time for their students to share and discuss issues and feelings. I find it sad when the only learning occurring at school is specific curriculum objectives, and perhaps even sadder yet when a program has to substitute in the guidance of morals and opportunities for expression that isn’t naturally happening within the classroom setting.
What do you think? Would a program like this be a necessity in your classroom? Or do you feel that you are already incorporating such things in your everyday teaching?