We know that working in a school is often inspiring, sometimes outrageous, occasionally hilarious and frequently humbling. And there are some stories educators only share with one another, the candid moment of that was deeply moving or that you know no one will really believe is true. We’ve all been told by someone in our family that we should write these down. Here is your chance to share.
Join us for an evening of stories from real educators about the behind-the-scenes truth of the life of an educator and the daily miracle of making a school. This is the space for personal stories that aren’t going to be told on a panel or in a monograph, and for important memories of work with the Coalition of Essential Schools, Ted Sizer, and one another. How it will work:
Storytellers will have 5 minutes to tell their story. It must be true. To sign up for a slot in advance, email us now with your name and a general idea of what you want to share
. Remember a story that your colleague told you? Urge them to tell it. Have a creative idea of how you want to share this? Get in touch. If space allows, we’ll also allow attendees to sign up to tell a story on the spot.
Think about your story in advance. Practice it. Use your authentic voice. Lean on a note card if you want. Tell the story as a pair. Get in touch with us if you have questions or creative ideas. Practice your story and then cut it a little more – almost every story goes longer when it is told live. You’ll run out of toner at 5 minutes.
Here’s some advice from the good people at The Moth: https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks