Teachers know that when students come up against a problem, it’s best to help them find their own way to the answer. The lesson sticks a little stronger, and the students gain confidence to face the next problem.
After the Dec. 14 shooting and killing of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., we are all students again. It seems that there is no answer.
So we take what we know and piece it together to create… a story. This is an amazing story. It has tragedy, heroism, a villain. I teach stories for a living, and part of me wants to read this story and have it fill me up until I’m bursting with its imagery and messages.