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Love Letters to Teachers
February 12, 2021
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
-Maya Angelou

The newest  Exchange Reflections offers an interesting idea to discuss: administrators writing “love letters” to teachers to recognize and celebrate their expertise. Christie Angleton, Kathryn F. Whitmore and Pamela Jett, authors of the article the Reflections is based on, explain that the idea came from the concept of Learning Stories that educators wrote for their students. The authors explain how they used this concept with adults:

“We wrote Teacher Learning Stories...to intentionally emphasize their shared image of children as competent and capable, and to make visible to them that in their classrooms, young learners asked questions, attended to topics for long periods of time, and connected with their teachers through conversation and play. Children’s interests and ideas were valued; they knew their teachers were genuinely interested in what they knew and wanted to learn. Teacher Learning Stories communicated our interpretations, understandings, and appreciation of [their] pedagogy.”

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Exchange Reflections

Exchange Reflections are designed to help a team of people meet in-person or live online to think deeply together about a topic using an article from Exchange magazine as a guide. Included are discussion questions to help guide reflections, as well as a Making Commitments idea sheet to help prompt ideas into action. For your convenience, Exchange Reflections are available in PDF format and you can download immediately on your desktop.

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