Slowing Down

Whenever I show video clips from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood at a professional development workshop, I often ask, “What messages did you hear in it?” Usually teachers talk about “what” Fred said or did. But recently a teacher talked about “how” Fred said and did things.

What struck her was his slow pace, how comforting and comfortable it was — and how much it helped her be open to watching and listening. And she added that it was a great reminder to work on slowing down.

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