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Maybe I'm the last to know about Jim Hughes. The Youtube video (above) was posted in 2012, and I've watched a TON of inspirational and motivational videos for the 52 weeks of Motivation Monday posts on my blog.
THIS video is my absolute favorite by far, and I felt compelled to share it with you! There are SO many takeaways from this video, which I'd like to share in today's post. I hope you agree that the story is incredible, awesome, inspiring, (insert other adjective here).
Here are my take-aways from the video
- Sometimes we underestimate what people with physical limitations can accomplish
- Jim's principal was a risk-taker with a growth mindset
- Kids know what the qualities of a good teacher are
- Jim's students don't see his blindness as a disability but as an asset to his teaching
And here are my favorite quotes from the video
"Boy am I glad I took a second look at that resume, because it's made all the difference in the world for generations of students." - HS Principal
"[The other teachers] are blinded with the Powerpoints and the handouts and all that. Every teacher should try a day with a blindfold and really learn how to talk to your students." -student
"There's no cheating whatsoever. We respect him too much." -student
Who do you need to share this video with?