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keep the heart touchable.

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doing virtual early childhood parent-teacher conferences online

did not feel natural

but i give parents so much credit

some went to elaborate lengths

to find a space and time

where their child wouldn’t find them

so we could openly talk

and share stories

about how their child

touched our hearts this year

we talked to parents

in a closet, in a basement, up in an attic room,

and those who sent their child off on an errand

some waited until their child was asleep at night

but one thing was the same

this was a wonderful group of supportive, think-on-their-feet parents

who kept our connection with their children going

even from a distance

as we all navigated our way through this uncharted territory

and we were so lucky to have them as our teaching and learning partners this year.

 

“in a world where the great technologies enable us to record, replay, cut and paste, zoom in, and delete –

listening is the crucial commitment to keep the heart touchable.”

-mark nepo

 

 

 

photo credit: bored panda

a day.

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what i saw 

as i arrived at school 

for parent teacher conferences

at the beginning of the day.

also what i saw 

as i left school

after parent teacher conferences 

at the end of the same day.

 stories shared

questions answered

conversations had.

 a day always passes

no matter how busy or how calm

no matter what we have done or not done

somehow slipping by.

‘the long day wanes; the slow moon climbs the deep.’

-alfred lord tennyson

 

just learning and laughing and sharing stories.

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scott norton taylor

ready for round two

today

of

parent teacher conferences

last night

when

 we shared our stories

and

they shared their stories

we really

 learned a lot

about their children

and

they really

learned a lot

about their children

and

it all fit together

and

we all shared

some great laughs

hope

we

learn just as much today

and

laugh just as much today

—-

every truth has four corners:

as a teacher i give you one corner,

and it is for you to find the other three.
– confucius

image credit: scott norton taylor