“It has been even harder coming back to a different environment and being introduced to new expectations. I have been doing my best, but if I’m in a classroom in which the teacher doesn’t recognize my hard work, I don’t feel comfortable or motivated. I feel like my work and dedication to the class are unrecognized and unvalidated. I don’t feel a connection with the teacher or the class. This makes it hard to learn because I don’t want to do an assignment just for a good grade.” — Jaydah
This website is dedicated to the valuable lessons we can learn from students’ own experiences about how to create better schools. Decisions about schooling are often made without listening deeply to students themselves. But students are in the best position to understand what they need in order to do well in school.
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