So in the life of a day.. you would meet up for one hour (or 30 min – whatever people decide) with this group. Five days a week. You could have a set place [in redesigned school buildings, public libraries, coffee houses, parks ...] or change it up each time, up to you. You just would need to come together. No agenda for the time spent, just sharing space, with a goal of eventually getting to know each other. Imagine NCLB (No Child Left Behind) becomes no child left without an to some adult.
Many in public ed know of this idea, we’ve called it many things, ie: advisory. Often we’d start the day with this group. However, it was an add-on to the day. It wasn’t Many didn’t count it as legit because their day was so full already.
So imagine, meeting up in a small group one hour a day, as playing out of #1 in the redefinition of public ed.
Imagine everyone – being known by someone.
The term *interdependency came as we were researching laws for homeless teens.
recommend: Gabor Mate, talk on attachment, and/or book, Hold On To Your Kids