When Teachers Tell Their Stories – Part 1

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Here is an extraordinary post from the extraordinary teacher, Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

I remember the first story I told to children.  It happened at lunchtime.  That’s not surprising as lunchtime is perhaps our most intimate time of the day.  It is where teachers and children bond.  One day at lunch, we had talked about everything from Bruno the dog dying to debating if girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys.  A child asked me to tell a story about when I was a little girl. And I knew the best story to tell. I prefaced it with “It Happened Like This…” Children quickly learned the difference between “It Happened Like This”, a true story, and “Once Upon a Time”, a pretend story.  Let me back up, because this is important.

My first Director always made sure teachers sent newsletters to families.  And she stressed how important it was to include a paragraph to teach parents something.  Anything.  She…

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