Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Learning from an Elder

“The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Video) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts.”

In Learning from an Elder, Rushton features a 96-year-old woman who sells vegetables at night. She has been doing this for thirty years.

Rushton gives the following prompts to accompany this video:

“There are lessons that come from what she has to say, and things that you learn from watching the story. What do you learn about where she lives by watching this video?

Did the people who made the video that went viral do her a favor? Why or why not?”

What a wonderful example of a work ethic this woman shares. Her positive mental attitude as well as her good physical condition are amazing and students need to see more of this in life. The only thing that I thought was sad is when she stopped selling pies because the number of customers became overwhelming. I don’t believe we use the older generation enough in our classes. What a wonderful resource these people can be! They are full of experience and knowledge; we need to tap into this.

Please check out the video and think of other prompts you might come up with. Please share.

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