Benjamin Zander weaves a wonderful story that illuminates why we need to value every student. In Quaker philosophy there is a saying that a light shines in everyone . This Quaker vision is reflected clearly in the way Benjamin Zander speaks about Shining Eyes. In everyone, there is potential, goodness, or the capability to succeed and grow. How do we nurture the light that shines in everyone so their potential is realized? Watch Zander’s inspirational piece and I have no doubt you will look at a classroom of students through a different lens.