Here are some quotes from the documentary on Mr. Rogers’ life that resonated in my own mind with the work we do. They point to the way in which we might design future curriculums, with more interest in what the child is really experiencing in our classrooms and less on the subject matter itself:
“It’s you I like, you yourself [ed. note: and not the grades they make]…”.
“You don’t have to do anything sensational for people to love you.”
“What people need most is to feel that others care about them and know that they are trying their best.”