Belonging and Migration

Photo from Little India

There’s been kind of a mix of ideas hitting me lately. With our grade 3 unit we’ve been looking at the idea of migration. That there are push and pull factors, challenges and opportunities and many other factors that make us move.

Once we move though, we want a sense of belonging. We even move because we’re don’t feel like we belong where we are.

I recently had a chat with two people from the Big Questions Institute. We were wondering how to develop this sense of belonging in our new teachers. I think we’re thinking about bringing small groups of people with similar interests, creating a sense of purpose and working towards a common goal.

The unit has been interesting with the questions the students have been bringing up. If you get a chance The Mango Tree by Hidayah Amin is a great read about Malay people in Singapore.

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