I also believe that each of our schools has student stories of their own to share. School leaders should work with teachers and parents to discover, celebrate, and promote student dreamers and doers in the classroom and outside the school walls. If we want all our students to eventually find their place the world we can start by highlighting the connections that already exist for them, and create as many new pathways to explore as possible. We never know at the time which experience we facilitate will be life-changing for a student, but each educator knows from stories of former students and parents that at least one experience will do just that. If what we teach is geared toward student passions, help them discover strengths, and practice applying what they learn in safe and encouraging environments, then we are doing the right things to ensure that the changes we facilitate are positive and empowering.
© Erin Croley, Verge Learning
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