Monday, February 08, 2010

Looking for idea for a "socialization" video

Last night we got a comment about the value of public school socialization.

A flash of inspiration hit me. We need a YouTube video showing a typical person on the job surving the afflictions of "normal" every day life. For example:

1) Two big guys stroll into a man's office and demand his lunch money.

2) A couple co-workers make fun of another worker because he won't do drugs.

3) A gang of co-workers stroll through the office breaking things and making a mess. The boss just throws up his hands and says there is nothing he can do.

The video ends with one worker telling another something like "Socialization at work is so hard. I'm glad I was trained in a public school."


Do you have any suggestions for other vinettes?

I have a couple dozen projects and may never get around to making this video. If someone else runs with it, please let me know. I'd love to see such a video.


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7 comments:

Luke said...

[smile] I like that.

Unfortunately, I'm rather busy with other projects for Sonlight. But that would be fun.

Sadly, since there are so few connections between the real world and school, I'm not sure the video would communicate with people. It may just be preaching to the choir...

~Luke

MiaZagora said...

I know some people who used to homeschool, but had to stop for financial reasons (wife had to return to work). One of their children attends a brand spanking new middle school (first year open) and it's not nearly as bad as the one for which we are zoned.

Recently, the mother told how the daughter had been told she was "mean" by some other girls, because she wouldn't let them copy her homework answers. (This is extremely tame compared to the stories I've heard about the school we're zoned for.)

A possible vinette for a video would be for some workers to call another worker "mean" for not letting them share in the credit for a particular job.

MiaZagora said...

If you need more ideas, go here:

http://www.hoboteacher.com/blog/

Hobo Teacher is a site run by a couple of real-life teachers. They have made up a fake high school with fictitious names, but have inserted real-world scenarios into their blog posts. They ask for contributions of experiences
from other teachers as well that they can incorporate into their story. So, it all combines to create a sometimes humerous, sometimes profane, sometimes quite sad story from the perspective of a teacher.

**Hobo Teacher isn't a site I would let the children read.**

Eric Holcombe said...

Let's see....all the coworkers have to buy tickets and invite each other to the big Company dance...

a bell rings and everyone lines up outside the two bathrooms in the office...

cubicle farm passes to leave your desk...


in work suspension/time out - gotta be something you could do with that...

a meeting with tryouts to become the office cheerleading team...office pep rally...wait this is hitting a little too close to home...

or, in place of the eternal school supplies fundraisers, the Boss strong-arms all the employees for x% of their salary to be deducted from their checks and donated to a select list of the Company's charitable causes...on second thought, they really do that, so maybe the joke would be lost?

abba12 said...

The age segregation is one of the biggest issues of homeschooling. perhaps you can show everyone of an equal level or age working together, and one deciding to go ask one of the older and more advanced in rank employees, only to be told off by the boss for leaving his class

and having to ask your boss to go to the bathroom.

Amy said...

Subway has made a commercial that sort of reminds me of your first suggestion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTBAmolusE

Henry Cate said...

I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. Maybe I'll do something this summer. (Too many good things to do; too little time to do them.)