Right Turn: Coming at you from a beach down south

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/18/16
Courtesy of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! teachers! leave the kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in The Wall,” which became the ultimate anthem to kick off summer vacation, works just as well during March Break, wrapping up in certain jurisdictions this week.

As over-programmed and overworked students take a week – or sometimes two – to recharge their batteries, and parents quickly wrap up office work before they head home to do laundry and pack and drive the dog to the kennel and water the plants so they can go south with their children and escape winter, I give you this homage to students who appear to have been influenced by play-based learning, a popular educational practice for early childhood educators in countries around the world.

So please watch the video below, or don’t. For your sake, I hope you’re on a beach somewhere and not reading this. I am.

(And if this seems familiar, it’s because those City of Hope high school students, funded by California’s Stem Cell Agency (CIRM), keep singing about their stem cell research internships. Here’s yet another example. )


Our regular feature, Right Turn, appears every Friday and we invite you to submit your own blog to info(at)ccrm.ca. We encourage you to be creative and use the right (!) side of your brain. We dare you to make us laugh! Right Turn features cartoons, photos, videos and other content to amuse, educate and encourage discussion.

As always, we welcome your feedback in the comment section.

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Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson

For almost 20 years, Stacey has been providing strategic communications counsel to government, corporate, technology and health organizations. Prior to that, Stacey was at the CTV Television Network, first as a researcher, then as a story producer for “Goldhawk Fights Back,” a special ombudsman segment that aired weekly on the National News and Canada AM. Before joining CCRM as the Director, Communications and Marketing, Stacey was the Director of Communications for the Canadian Arthritis Network. Stacey is editor of Signals. You can follow Stacey on Twitter @msstaceyerin.
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