Learning With

February 26, 2020

Students are learning with. We're learning with. And the teachers are learning with. Facilitation is definitely not solely participants learning from. It's absolutely a shared journey of growth and development.

 

We love hearing connections made by the participants within a program day. Students will within a session, and also during breaks or after the day has finished, come up and articulate how the experience, and others within it, has impacted them. But it's been conversations with teachers lately that have also shown us the depth of ripples being created.

 

It's so incredible when teachers tell us about what they've learnt about their students by stepping back and observing, listening and celebrating the various strengths/areas for growth they notice within the day.

 

It's so incredible when teachers tell us about how much the themes, perspectives and activities inspired them to think about leadership differently, and how they wish other teachers in their school got to also hear and see this.

 

It's so incredible when teachers tell us about how much they enjoyed and learnt from the way we interact with and facilitator for the participants.

 

Participants, teachers and facilitator, we're all learning with.

 

We're privileged to support school communities also with Staff Develoment experiences. We've got two locked in for next term, and are currently talking with other client schools about how we can assist them in this space as well this year and next. We love the art of facilitation. Mainly because we're so lucky to be learning with such inspiring students, educators and school communities. We're constantly reminded of the purposeful power and influence unleashed when the quote below is brought to life.

 

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats

 

Photo by Jo Szczepanska on Unsplash

 

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