Dramatic Crutches

| July 23, 2010

Bill Shannon can move. Wish I had this back when I was teaching Inclusion.

Projected narrative: “when other people’s projected stories about your own mundane, utilitarian task are so dramatic and incredible that it actually changes their day more than your actual act.”

I don’t think it even takes “disability” for us teachers to be particularly susceptible to this. We are, you might say, professionals at it. To my eye, it even seems that this is the dominant dramatic context of education, particularly when you realize it doesn’t have to revolve around notions of impoverished function. There just needs to be a discrepancy in perception of importance, and a desire to make a difference.

Here’s a video where you can see him dance a bit longer: