A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Very Special Super Bowl PSA

This weekend millions of viewers will watch a game pitting humans with abilities far above those of the average person against equally super-strong, uber-fast peers. Among the spectators will be English Language Arts teachers and professors.

They'll marvel at seemingly heroic feats from men in brightly-colored uniforms and protective gear. They'll note a "good vs bad" mentality develop among some fans who see the adventure as a quest to vanquish a nemesis and claim glory for their principality.

Someone will illustrate skills so glorious, he will earn top superlative in a conflict with a superlative in the name.

He and his fellow supermen will have honed both natural, innate talents, many of which will have manifested in puberty, produced years of hard work, and utilized amazing advances in technology to become as optimized as they can in their quests to earn their ultimate goal.

Most likely, the skirmish between these two super-powered teams will be exciting, stimulating, engender myriad conversation points and access points to bring people together and form social situations rife for all sort of joy and even learning.

Then, these ELA teachers and professors will return to their classrooms on Monday and continue to hold to the belief that the case for comics in the classroom hasn't yet been made, that superhero comics especially have no social value.

Don't be one of them.


wmz said...

What is perhaps more important is to teach youngsters they have super powers within themselves, too, that they are capable of mighty deeds. We look too much for external heroes, when living a ''heroic'' life -- being the best we can be with what ever talent is within us -- is the key to life and to having a better world.

Bucky C. said...

Wonderful sentiment! Thanks for the comment.