Most schools would say that they endeavor to be a kind and warm environment, a place where real learning can take place in a safe and nurturing space, but in reality, school communities are made up of human beings, and human beings are complicated.
Interpersonal dynamics and conflicts of all kinds occur between children and adults alike. So how does a community become more kind in an authentic, meaningful way?
Unstorying is a tool for creating more authentic relationships within your school community, as well as in your personal life. This process addresses how we understand the patterns of how and why we interact, with an emphasis on empathy and the stories we believe about ourselves, and each other. This leads to a deeper understanding of the dynamics we find ourselves in so that we can respond rather than react. We can then choose to respond with honesty and clarity, even in the most trying of circumstances.