Every Child is Special Movie For Parents and Teachers
In a competitive world parents want their child to excel in academic. They are not contented on passing grade rating. They pushed their child to earn 95% or more of the average.
A friend Naomi Gonsalez of Kananga, Leyte lent me the compact disc of Every Child is Special on September 21. Immediately upon arrival at home, I played the disc. It is one movie that I truly appreciated.
Like the 1967 Guest Whose Coming to Dinner, starring Sydney Poitier, a Black American, who in the movie named John, a son of a postman wanted his parents to meet the family of his fiancée. The father who felt discriminated did not want to go because of the color of their skin.
The phrase I remember from the movie that helps me deal with my child’s request for assistance to do engagement with a fiancee: “You brought me to this world, I owe you nothing.” However, to find the exact phrase from the script I made a search in the Internet at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061735/quotes states:
“xxx You say you don’t want to tell me how to live my life. So what do you think you’ve been doing? You tell me what rights I’ve got or haven’t got, and what I owe to you for what you’ve done for me. Let me tell you something. I owe you nothing! If you carried that bag a million miles, you did what you’re supposed to do! Because you brought me into this world. And from that day you owed me everything you could ever do for me like I will owe my son if I ever have another. xxx”
Indeed, we brought our children out of this world without their consent; hence, we have the obligation to be responsible parents. In Every Child is Special, parents and teachers will learn something to deal with children to have education in this competitive world. The synopsis of the story is quoted below:
“Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate: colors, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks and neatness. And, Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to “be disciplined”. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of “how things are done” by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.”- Yahoo Movies UK & Ireland
The beauty of the lesson imparted to the viewers pushed me to buy another copy and brought to the Office of Ormoc City Division of Schools Superintendent, Sol Lomarda on September 23. Unfortunately, she was out. I left it to her secretary who was too happy because of the children in Special Child Class are fit to view the movie.
I told the secretary I donated it to the school for the purpose that the teachers will see the beautiful lesson it imparted. I hope those who read this piece will buy a copy for them to view, afterwards to donate it to the schools.
Moreover, if some of the readers are in the teaching profession, I wish they could suggest to their administrators to use it as a reminder to some of the teachers who has the habit of pinching their pupil. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
By: Fidel D. Banzon
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