I recently traveled to Dallas to meet with one of my mentors. She's the Executive Director of an organization that opens and runs Montessori schools for economically-disadvantaged kids. (As a side note, I just took a teaching job at a public Montessori school in Houston. I'll be teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders next year! Eventually, I want to start a Montessori charter school for economically disadvantaged children and then grow it into a national network of schools. We'll see!)
We got around to talking about her wedding (I swear we spent many hours talking about the achievement gap and instruction and educational philosophy first!). She mentioned that she and her partner, Joe, got married while standing within the intersection of two circles, one representing their families and one representing their community of friends. Their union took place in the center of those two circles (which was constructed from rocks).
I loved the metaphor and asked if I could share it with you!
Any other ideas for how to construct the two circles?