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Changing Perspective

by Dennis Vicars
March/April 2013
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An eagle was sitting in a tree resting.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

The eagle answered: "Sure, why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit — and the rest was history.

The moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Believe it or not, many years ago, I had a boss who told me this story for what she thought was my benefit after I criticized her for never visiting the schools or sharing in the day-to-day challenges of an early care and education environment. Since she was terminated six months later, I have to assume she wasn't on as high a branch as she thought necessary. I suppose the real moral of the story is this: Regardless of position, rank, or assumed power, the success of a preschool, regardless of definition, is from the school level up and not top down.

Anyone can sit in an antiseptic office, far removed from the organized chaos that makes early care and education so much fun (and yes, messy ...

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