“NANA KOROBI YA OKI”
Tomorrow in my 6th grade classes, we will be reciting and discussing our class MOTTOS. Each of them are focused on attitude:
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” – Roger Miller
The second is a Japanese proverb that has also been the motto for many a JV basketball team I have had the privilege of coaching…God bless them! It is:
“NANA KOROBI YA OKI,” which translates to “FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT.”
I cannot WAIT to show them this incredible video to ignite our discussion…
What does this look like in English class? Junior High?
While I’m sharing it with my budding 11 and 12 year olds, I pray that we may all learn to encourage and emulate this kind of courage, no matter the leg of the “race.”