In the second part of the documentary Children Full of Life, Mr. Kanamori confronts his students about bullying. Finally, it is through their letter writing that the children take responsibility for their mistakes.
The documentary Children Full of Life tells the moving story of Toshiro Kanamori’s 4th grade class in Kanazawa, Japan. Mr. Kanamori teaches his students how to care for one another by having them write letters to their classmates and read them aloud.
The Greek philosopher Epictetus said, “We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.” You can encourage your students to listen and show them how listening is linked to caring and respect by having them participate in The National Day of Listening on November 26th.
From a Six-Pillar perspective, this question seems like a no-brainer. Deliberately passing off another’s words as one’s own is dishonest, disrespectful, irresponsible, and unfair. But author and former college dean Stanley Fish offers a different interpretation.