To See Eyes Shining – Why We Teach

It’s been a bit of a rough day today. Following confirming the announcement of Apple’s pullout of Macworld expo, I needed something to lift my spirits. Fortunately for me I had a link to the following video waiting for me, courtesy FS coworker Linda. Besides sharing several ideas also shared in his TED video and book, the Art of Possibility, we get an inspiring look at how Zander takes a technically proficient high school cellist and coaches him to dig much deeper to express a deeper beauty in the piece he played. One can never underestimate how important it is to move beyond technical proficiency and plug into the shared realm of potential. I fight the tears when I’m touched by that. [ed. note: video no longer available… damn Internet. Replaced with TED video]…

While in spirit to inspire… here’s a video that seems to start out as a simple street musician playing, “Stand by Me” and turns into something that combines the voices and talents of many musicians spread across to the whole world sharing a message of hope and connectedness. enjoy. jbb