In 2012, Acceleration in Context (AIC) held its annual Summer Learning Institute. At the event, Jim Barr was interviewed by a student from Chabot College. He spoke about his educational philosophy, his path as an educator, and his ideas about how to move education most positively into the future. Jim's blend of intellectual acumen and humanist passion served as a guiding light for AIC from its inception. This video offers a glimpse of the mind and spirit of a man who brought wisdom, individuality, and grace to any setting. His keen appreciation of the capacity of both student and teacher is an inspiration. He will sorely missed by his colleagues in AIC, American River College, and across the state.