Reopening: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools

Virtual Opening Circle

"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers, and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our motto at EL Education is “We are Crew, not Passengers.” For schools in the EL Education network, Crew is both a structure and a way of being. To “be Crew” means to pitch in to help each other, to step up and take responsibility for everyone's well being around you. To “do Crew” means to build community with peers through shared rituals, classes, and convenings. Today, we need the power of Crew more than ever. Join us strengthening our social connections, even as we are physically separated, with these options for virtual Crew.

Resources for Virtual Crew
The following organizations are offering free software that can be used for Virtual Crew meetings:

Virtual Opening Circle

Join us here daily for a virtual opening circle, a ritual among many staff and student Crews across the EL Education network. Every day we will post a prompt or a reading on Twitter and invite you to respond using hashtag #WeAreCrew on your own social media channels. Responses from around the world will appear here where you can reply with your own roses and thorns, celebrations and supports.