Caine’s Arcade is such an awesome story. This kid is amazing! I think what is so key about Caine’s story is that he was allowed the freedom to build. His father supported his idea in every way that he could. Caine felt empowered by his own ideas and his father encouraged Caine’s creativity. I feel that this video highlights the importance of allowing students freedom to choose. For example, providing students with several options for projects and assignments will allow them to feel empowered by their own thoughts and like Caine, students given freedom will be excited about the work that they produce. I want my students to take pride in their work and it is clear that Caine took pride in his. In addition to providing my students with choices, I will continue to show them how much I believe in their potential so that they understand that they are supported and that their ideas are valuable.