There is something special about being a part of a group all pulling for the same goal. While the experience I shared was not an educational one, it inspired me to think about the value of a shared experience.
During the summer I work at a bar/Restaurant. Tonight was the USA World Cup game against Portugal. At my place of summer work, there were easily 1,000 people cramming into the building to watch the event. The collective group shared highs and lows in a way that would otherwise make no sense.
Why? Ultimately, I believe it is because Americans have a deep rooted desire to see anything American do well. There is a collective identity that runs deep within the group.
The ultimate question then, how do we create shared experiences within our school community that build the kind of collective identity for our schools?
Please share your thoughts and ideas… I will be posting mine in my next blog!