Monday, September 18, 2006
The Wire 4.2 - Soft Eyes
Episode 2 of the 4th season of The Wire was pretty interesting. The political manuevering was one thing in regards to the mayoral race, but the most fascinating moment was when the teacher told Prez, "You need soft eyes."
Since this was the episode's title, I tried to look and see what she meant. The only reference I could find was an educational essay on how teachers are more effective when they teach with "soft eyes", meaning from their inner selves in order to maintain their identity and integrity in the classroom. The process approaches education as an intellectial, emotional, and spiritual method. What does this mean?
There were several scenes of "education" in this episode- Bubs and Sherrod, the boxing club, the school, the target practice- all interesting.
My familiar location of the episode was the Fells point pier where Herc met with Major Valchek. It's up the street from my fav local record store, The Sound Garden.