Start a New Story

Start a New Story

“Every story starts with the assumption there is some acceptable, canonical state of the world.  What starts the story going is that the expectable, the predictable, canonical state of the world gets violated.”

Jerome Bruner, Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, June 2006

“Opal School definitely got me out of my comfort zone… [It] goes against a lot of what I have been trained in regarding poverty stricken and trauma centered education… It made me question what I have been doing, will do, can do. Thanks again for new insight into teaching, learning, and exploring.”

Opal School Visitation Days Participant, February 2018

“The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in — or out — and the windows of our perception are cleansed, as William Blake said. The same thing can happen when we’re around young children or adults who have unlearned those habits of shutting the world out.”

Ursula K. Le Guin (quoted in BrainPickings)

“I feel that I am looking at teaching through new eyes. The public education system I have been a part of seems to take learning/teaching and make it black and white. Playful Inquiry is learning/teaching in color.”

Opal School Visitation Days Participant, February 2018

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