When worlds collide is one of my favorite expressions.
One example that always comes to mind for me is what if Moms Demand Action, a gun rights organization, booked a hotel where there was also a meeting of the NRA taking place?
Another example might be a vegan showing up at an all-you-can-eat steakhouse.
And the other night, another example hit close to home.
My wife and I were sitting in our family room; I think I was watching The Twilight Zone and my wife was getting her lesson plan ready for teaching the next day.
I then heard my wife’s computer playing a video that was very familiar to me.
It’s a video I show in my Intro to Business class every year as part of the discussion on Operations Management. It’s a reenactment of how Henry Ford created the first assembly line.
I mentioned that to my wife, and she said she shows a video that is quite similar to her pre-k class every year as part of her unit on Transportation.
Who knew that a pre-k class and a first-year college class would be using the same material?
I guess there is some truth to that saying: Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned In Kindergarten (or in this case, pre-k).
Now I feel like I need to up my game. Maybe I could have the students actually build an assembly line in class! But then my wife told me that she sets the students up in an assembly line and has them make snowmen out of Play-Doh…
Maybe I’ll just stick to teaching accounting.
I can’t imagine any pre-school teacher wanting to teach that.
After all, they want their children to have fun…
In case you are interested, here is the five-minute video; I think it’s quite well done.
*image from Detroit Institute of Arts