My Vision for an Effective High School

An effective high school is staffed by:
Professionals who care about students first, student growth second, and their subject matter with the time they have left. Professionals that are willing to take risks, willing to admit they do not have all the answers and never lose the yearning to keep learning. Professionals who are willing to look in the mirror when there is a problem as opposed to out the window.

An effective high school is willing to:
Consider each student individually and help each student find their PASSION. Build an educational plan and career plan for each student based on their needs and their PASSION. Throw away conventional methodology when it no longer works and do what it takes to affect, engage, and change students to meet individual and societal needs.

An effective high school will:
Reach out to parents to help them keep their student(s) engaged in and ready for school.Seek resources and start conversations to affect change in the community that will bring about more support for education. Continually seek out best practices, use current research, and always believe that education can get better.
Please share your ideas!……”We get what we will settle for!”

One thought on “My Vision for an Effective High School

  1. You already know that I am 100% behind your vision.

    My only concern is how and when you plan to build individual educational plans for each student. Planning to do this in mentoring is not a good idea. Not every mentor will put the time and effort into doing this effectively, and many kids do not take mentoring seriously.

    I think we would have to have a quarter or semester class freshman year, taught by knowledgeable and passionate teachers, for this idea to be effective.

    And I know…people will blow a lot of smoke and say THEIR mentees take everything seriously. You know I always tell the truth – even if it isn't pretty.

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