What Makes us Effective?

To be effective we need to continue to work to be:
•Professionals who care about students first, student growth second, and our subject matter with the time we have left.
•Professionals that are willing to take risks, willing to admit we 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.

Our school will need to continue to strive 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.

To continue to make our school community more effective we 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!”

3 thoughts on “What Makes us Effective?

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  2. Great post Dave!

    In particular there was one part of your post that really stood out to me…”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” – I think this pretty much sums up everything we should / need to be doing in education. All bets are off, and we need to put everything on the table – nothing is safe right now when it comes to figuring out what is best for kids. We should consider the effectiveness of every strategy, concept and program that is being implemented. We are doing some great things in education right now, but there is most definitely room to improve and I think your post highlights some excellent ways to accomplishing that.

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. I couldn’t agree with you more about the points you have made. What stands out for me is the importance of ‘caring about students first’ and ‘considering each student individually’. Both of rely on building strong relationships with students. In fact, as I re-read your post, it makes me realize even more that positive supportive relationships between all stakeholders are the key at every level within schools.

    Thanks for your post!

    Aaron

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