I have a friend who talks a lot about stories. He has a story for everything. He calls his version of events ‘his story’ and compares it with ‘my story’.
It’s important to remember that everyone has a story. As educators, we need to know every child’s story, who she is, her strengths and weaknesses, her history, her thoughts and her passions. As a school, it’s important to have a shared story that tells of our beliefs and our vision. For some of us, it takes time and experience to figure out our own story.
Today was our last day in the building where I have worked for close to 30 years. The piles of things for throwing away point to the end of that particular story. The packed boxes lining the corridors for transfer to the new building will be unpacked to begin a different story in a new learning space.
School’s out for the year. When we get back in 2011, I’ll be officially starting my new role as Teaching and Learning coordinator. I am excited by the opportunity to create a brand new story…