This weekend, I was again at TeachFest, this time in beautiful San Francisco, California. I met up with some old friends, beloved colleagues and many, many new faces. It was a long, exhaustive, but exciting time for all of us. More on TeachFest in later posts.
When I was out there, I was introduced to a young man that really hit my heart. Caine Monroy is a young boy from East Los Angeles who built a cardboard arcade in his father’s auto parts store. A young filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, visited the store for a part for his car, and by happy accident started playing at Caine’s arcade. He made a movie called “Caine’s Arcade” and its a testament to the imagination and wonder of young people. Caine’s story has inspired a movement dedicated to play and imagination, and it was a privilege to meet both of them at TeachFest this year.
Here’s a pic of me with Caine and Nirvan: