What a great day. We were lucky enough to have Tanya Batt visit with us all day, and the kids loved her dynamic storytelling and all of the experiences she had to share. One thing I was particularly impressed with was Tanya’s ability to switch gears and tailor her sessions to work with quite a broad range of students – from three year olds in the early learning centre right up to ninth grade high schoolers. I think that we’ll have some budding storytellers in our midst, and hopefully the experience will be a lasting one for our students.
On a bit of a tangent, this is one large blow against technology. I really don’t think that you can duplicate these kinds of experiences through video conferencing or the like. I think there will always be a certain level of personal interaction that can never be replicated by technology, and seeing the kids so engaged today really reinforced that idea.