“I wish Mrs. Harrod knew…
…that I use to hate books, but now I think they’re one of the best things in the world.”
~ Evelyn K., Fifth Grade Student
I did not know this.
And it occurs to me that it is worth knowing… and in fact, it is worth knowing more. Like why did she once-upon-a-time hate reading? And what caused the shift from hate to love? And what does me knowing this mean for the experiences I invite into our learning space tomorrow? Or the next day?
It’s like mining for gold, which can be broken down roughly into four steps: prospecting, mining, extracting and refining.
If you’ll excuse me, I have some gold to mine.