Story telling never goes out of fashion, and when the stories are humorous and relevant and generate a few brief moments of reflection, they are all the more valuable!
Two such stories appear in a blog written by Tom Hanson, a former school superintendent, in which he describes his encounter with two students in the grade 2-3 wing of one of his schools, and the other, in a first grade classroom. Reflecting on his two embarrassing encounters, he comments:
. . . I have learned that if you work with children sometimes you do the teaching, but there are many, many other times, when we actually do the learning. That’s how it works with kids, if you pay attention you do a lot of learning. . . . I have also come to realize that if you keep learning, well then you have a chance to be truly someone special, someone who makes the difference in the lives of children.
Do you have a first-day-back story (or maybe one after months in the trenches) that you'd like to share? Just hit the Comments button below and start your tale!