Uncoverage: Empowering Students to Become Part of History
From the Board Chair: Great Opportunities; Working Together
From the CEO: Drawing Nourishment from Our Sources
In the Issue: Organizational Memory
“Most of the time, when I remember, it is others who spur me on; their memory comes to the aid of mine and mine relies on theirs.” Maurice Halbwachs, On Collective Memory
We tend to think of memory as something intensely personal and individual. After all, our memories form the mental furniture that bedecks our minds. Our oldest memories—of our parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, playgrounds and parks, toys and pets—lie at our emotional core. Subsequent experiences layer on memories...
This issue explores a range of ways that a school's memory inspires and influences its operations and processes. Sections delve into the impact of memory on professional and lay leadership; the exploration of memory in programs such as experiential learning and classroom projects; and the collection and harnessing of a school's history, in archives, school design and commemorations. By being conscious of the myriad ways that organizational memory lives on, leaders and educators can shape that memory into their visions of the school for the present and future.
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