Monday, 24 October 2016

Changing direction

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith...

and that is what i will be doing in 2017...

I have resigned from my position as director at Filosofiska preschool and have decided to spend time gathering material and writing a book... using this blog as a kind of springboard.

It certainly is daunting to leave the children and my colleagues... but I am also excited about the new learning possibilities.

I am hoping that I will be able to get the chance to travel and share inspiration, and learn from others too.

In January I will be returning to Jenin in Palestine to teach at a early years educator training course that the Freedom Theatre has started there... with the idea to introduce more play and more listening into children's learning environments. I plan to be there at Easter too, so that I can take my teenage daughter to experience (a glimpse of) life in a refugee camp.

In February I will be heading to my hometown of York, UK, and hope to set up some opportunity to present and visit some early years settings - we shall see what happens.

As for elsewhere... well I will just have to wait and see what the future holds for me...

As for the images in this post... well a few quotes that inspire me... a few of many quotes... There is much that inspires... much that makes me wonder... and many questions I seek the answer to... no doubt only to find more questions... but that is half the fun!













4 comments:

  1. Best wishes to you on your journey. Brave woman! I look forward to following your progress.

    Pam

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    1. thank you... right now I feel like I need to be brave... but it is exciting at the same time
      Suzanne

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  2. Suzanne, I am sure your decision was not made lightly and there are many uncertainties that are unsettling. From reading your blog for some time now, I know you have tested the waters and found them to be invigorating. I wish you the best on your new journey and will eagerly look forward to hear about your new developments. Tom

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    1. many thanks for your well wishes... and yes, you are right, it was by no means an easy decision, and I am going to miss sorely being with children.
      I seriously hope that come the new year that I will stop working WITH children... and will get many opportunities to play and learn with children... especially the early years.

      Suzanne

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