Tear-Inspiring Reason Fourth Grade Teacher Ditched Books And Traditional Lessons

One boy's serious health challenge inspires a fourth grade teacher to put books and traditional lessons aside to fold 1,000 origami cranes and learn compassion.

This one here is about so much more than 1,000 origami cranes.

It’s a master class in storytelling.

In teaching.

In compassion.

How one teacher, Kristen Rafferty, led her fourth graders at Carondelet Catholic School to care and hold space for their friend, Owen Guertin, as he faced a massive health crisis.

All I can say is get ready for your eyes to leak.

A lot.

Here’s the master storyteller, Boyd Huppert from KARE in Minneapolis.

What a beautiful story inspired by “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” the story of Japanese girl with leukemia who sets out to fold a thousand origami cranes.

If you like stories about raising kids, you might like my book,

“Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.”

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Tear-Inspiring Reason Fourth Grade Teacher Ditched Books And Traditional Lessons

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