It truly has been The Week to Meet, and what a great productive week it has been.
Monday and tuesday was spent preparing for the wednesdays meetings, and for me, Moa, to get my brain back onto my shoulders after a 4 day migraine. Early wednesday morning we headed of to the city of Vejle for an 8.30 meeting with the teachers of Plan B Skolen (The Plan B School). After talking for several hours about everything from “How to reading the students signals when it comes to attention span” to “Teaching parents that there are different ways of learning” to “The importunes of green spaces both outside AND inside”, and being shown around the school and recognizing that we, the teachers and the MoHo’s, click.
After showing them our drawing of the workshop plan, we went on to discussing such important things as getting signatures from the parents as to be allowed to document the process. That was an important lesson we learned after encountering some problems while documenting the schools in Sweden – No pictures without the consent of the parents – So now we have 5 dates set for us to come and work with the students. It feels so good to finally get some result after all the hard ground work that we have put into the project since the beginning of the semester. Now we are truly looking forward to meeting all the students.
The 2nd meeting of the day started at 1 with Lars from Kids n’ Tweens, over at Spinderihallerne in another part of town. That gave us a well needed walk in the fresh air and a chance for us to talk about the meeting that had just been and the one we were walking toward. Kids n’ Tweens are arranging a workshop together with SIS, about 80 students from a school in Vejle, and some others (most admit that i can’t remember all the names atm)
You can say that the meeting with Lars consisted of 3 parts.
- 1. Meeting over at Spinderihallerne, hearing more about the project, telling him more about us and seeing the location.
- 2. In the car on our way back to Århus. Talking about our backgrounds and listening to all the big, crazy and wonderful projects and plans Lars have been or is working on at the moment
- 3. Talking more seriously and intense about the workshop healed at Spinderihallerne the 5th of january, how we can structure it, and what parts we are all going to play.