Basketball and Human Kindness

Father and Son at Basketball GymIt is quite evident that social media has changed the way most of us live. Within seconds, information crosses over borders, flies above oceans and lands within the palms of our hands. Many adults now choose to share their private lives, while the Millennial Generation was born and raised online.

For many, social media has become a tool to dispense unattractive behavior, sitting quietly hidden behind a computer. Videos of bullying and violence have quickly risen to the top of sites such as YouTube and Facebook. However, for every action there is a reaction. Social media has also become a tool for sharing and spreading the good things that resonate with so many. We have seen incredible fund raising projects, initiatives to help those who are sick, and family reunions that could have never been achieved without our wireless world.

Since I am in education, I feel obliged to share videos of students doing amazing things. The video below is a tribute to all of the wonderful and unnoticed differences our students make on a daily basis. This video is a tribute to the values we should all share, the innate ability to care for one another, and the simple act of human kindness.

Lastly, this video touches on the greatness of giving, from one student to another. It reaches out to those who empathize with the needs and feelings of others, while shining the light on a simple act that will last forever for many. For those who play orĀ coach a sport, you may find yourself saying or feeling, "sometimes, this is what the game is all about". Please share, as this is a video everyone should watch.



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    Robyn Shulman

    Robyn is currently the Creative Director at Dreams for Kids. She is a certified elementary teacher and ESL teacher in Illinois, who has taught 4th-6th grade, middle school ESL, and ESL to adults. She specializes in the fields of writing, ESL, technology and higher education. She is an academic and career professional advisor for the state of Illinois, the Managing Editor of ED News Daily, and a blogger for Chicago Now. She has been published and/or profiled on Linkedin Today, Edudemic, Reading Horizons, BG Patch, fhytimes, Edutopia, Elmer's Glue, Xavier University News and more. Robyn was recently featured on Linkedin's corporate blog: An Unexpected Journey: 10 Ways Linkedin Changed My Life In One Year. Humbled and honored, she was also interviewed by Xavier University, discussing her life's dedication and work in the field of education, as part of their "American Dream Project," the only collection of American dreamers to date. In addition to her passion for writing, she also has a great love of higher education. She launched and managed the first graduate advising program for National Louis University, supporting over 2,500 teachers. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in ESL.

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