I just saw a great video on FaceBook. Take a look:
After watching his parents practice he shared his rendition of the Paso Doble. Follow this URL to watch him dance the jive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wt824D1Bqg (Caution: this contains advertising not endorsed by WordPress or Ed Tech Doc*).
So, what are your first thoughts?
Think Piaget … and Vygotsky … and Bandura
If I was still teaching child development this would be a great discussion starter.
Personal take aways:
- His wild abandon for having fun is something you and I need to do everyday.
- Let’s stop schooling this soulful creativity and expressiveness out of our children. Learning is an expression of who we are – so if we’re not letting our students be themselves because we’re stuffing them into a mold … well, you can fill in the rest.
- Let your inner 2-year old out for a few minutes of wild abandon today!!
Remember … play is paramount … it’s part of the process.
*A lesson in being a smart digital citizen: Some of you may remember when my blog was shut down because of an advertisement. For that reason I did not embed this video and I added the non-endorsement statement.