I am a firm believer in the power of storytelling to help us make sense of organizations, people and communities. Here is one story that has stuck with me for years.
I was a science teacher in the early stages of my career. I taught prekindergarten through eighth grade science in Friends (Quaker) schools in Philadelphia area. My second graders had worked for months on a science project and we were now ready to share the results with the parents. Invitations were sent out and we planned a big celebration on the school stage for all the parents to attend. The children had written a play to share their science journey as they loved to perform. They were proud, confident and eager to share their story with their parents. [Read more…]