I was lucky enough to be in Brisbane last week, working with the great team at Living Faith Early Learning Centre. I had the opportunity to see an amazing learning experience used to create a sense of belonging.
Each family was given a pebble and asked to write one special word, which has meaning for their family.
“Please take a pebble home and use the markers provided to write one word which has special meaning for your family. We’ll use these pebbles to help guide our principles and practices.”
Each educator had also taken the time to write one special word, which holds meaning for them. By emphasizing common beliefs this experience is able to create a sense of belonging between staff and families.
What a great way to kick off a conversation about belonging!