5 de noviembre de 2015

Keepers of the Flame - Custodios de la Llama (video)

Be inspired by this animated poem "Keepers of the Flame," written by Paul Reynolds, artwork by Peter Reynolds, narration by Chester Gregory, and produced by "FableVision Studios" as a tribute to teachers and their role in nurturing the learning spirit in every child.

It ends with a quote from William Butler Yeats:
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

Custodios de la Llama
Duración: 2:42 minutos
Publicado en YouTube.com, Canal Eduardo Sotelo. Octubre 2, 2015.
URL: https://youtu.be/AhGjSU3EjPw

This animated poem was created by Peter and Paul Reynolds as a tribute to teachers and their vital role in nurturing the learning spirit in every child. We hope it inspires conversation and ideas towards improving our educational system.

by Paul Reynolds

Every child is born with a precious flame within.
An inner flame of wonder,
And potential to begin.
This inner light illuminates the path that lies ahead,
Igniting curiosity, keeping passions fed.

But at times this flame is challenged,
From inside and from out.
It can flicker under pressure,
It can be smothered by self-doubt.

Though a child may sometimes stumble,
They are never lost,
For teachers are protecting
That flame at any cost.

Along with caring family,
It’s the teachers who remain
By the side of every learner,
Through life’s joys and sometimes pain.

These keepers of the flame,
Can help and they can guide,
For they share that flame of learning
That burns brightly from inside.

These teachers know a child’s heart.
They value every kind of smart.
Teachers help each child to climb
Higher, further over time.

And own their struggle on their quest
To learn and live what they do best.

Teachers celebrate the triumphs,
And give shelter in the storm.
To keep that guiding light
Steady, bright and warm.

And so, it’s time to shine the light on THEM,
These keepers of the flame.
We thank them for their passion,
And give them high acclaim.

For their knowledge and research,
The science and the art
That allows them to be stewards
Of the mind and of the heart.

To improve our schools – we have a choice
To listen to the teacher’s voice.
Those many voices far and wide
Who protect each student’s flame inside.
With expertise to know what's right
To keep each spirit burning bright.

So let’s listen to our teachers,
As we imagine and design
Schools that keep all flames alight,
And allow EVERY child to shine.

Video: Keepers Of The Flame. Publicado en YouTube.com,  Canal Fablevision, Marzo 12, 2015
Poema: Keepers Of The Flame by Paul A. Reynolds. Publicado en Multimedia-English