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…
8 thoughts on “What’s your story?”
I know what you mean, I went from teaching social studies to a tech integration specialist and have been adjusting to the change and enjoying it. Fellow teachers ask me if I like the new job and I always reply “yes,” but at the same time I wonder how I would teach differently if I went back into the classroom
Nice blog!I like your writing way. I love Singapore. I hope i can study Information Technology here in next year.
You have an exciting new chapter starting! I look forward to being on the journey with you!
Your style is so unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this site.