Let me Fall! Inspirational Song & Performance by Cirque du Soleil

In this, I see so much of what happens when I work with students. Sometimes, we do our best to warn students and yet, they make mistakes and fall. But we love them anyway.

The classroom should be a place where mistakes (of the non life-threatening kind) are allowed and welcomed. If they already know it all, then why are we teaching it?

I needed to hear this song this week. It is just beautiful and I see what happens in my classroom and life in this beautiful performance by Cirque du Soleil.

Oh, and the singer, Josh Groban is only 27!

What does this moving song and performance mean to you?

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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lil' kk April 21, 2008 - 3:30 pm

First of all let me say that I have been a stalker of your site for quite some time… so it is about time I comments. THis song makes me thing of the relationship I have with my teenage daughter. So much of what we do as parents is guidance, but it also is learning when to let go and let them fall…easier said than done!

Leonard April 22, 2008 - 12:49 am

Just FYI… Josh recorded this song when he was just 17 or 18 years old, and it appeared on his debut, self-titled album (which has been one of my perennial favourites since I bought it almost ten years ago).

ITmadeSimple May 10, 2008 - 2:03 am

I have just posted the video and linked to your post on this topic as it sat with what I had posted a little while ago about the need for our students and teachers to make mistakes and learn from them, not having a culture of fear of mistakes but accepting and using them to our advantage. Great clip.

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