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Creating Belonging

Pearls of Wisdom
By Heena Vaswani
Creating Belonging

For over 30 years international school leaders, teachers, and counselors have come together for PTC professional learning experiences. Each day of every program begins with a “pearl of wisdom,” a “'nugget of knowledge,” or a “gem of inspiration” from one of the participants. We are delighted to offer our readers around the world these powerful stories, insights, and strategies, all dedicated to our shared mission of ever more and better learning for our children.  

In this Pearl, Heena shares how the Lincoln Community School planned a “First Five Days of School” set of activities to meet their learning goal of creating a sense of belonging. She says, “To create an intentional sense of belonging we require creativity, strong leadership, and hard work. It’s all about working together for a common purpose.”

Professional positions cited were the ones held at the time of recording. The positions and schools of those quoted may have since changed.

Heena Vaswani is a teacher at the Lincoln Community School in Accra, Ghana. 

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