“In one of my classes, … the teacher takes the time each day to go around throughout the class period and ask if we need help. This helps me feel seen, not just like one of many. I know that my teacher is open and willing to help. He doesn’t just say “any questions?” and leave us, he goes individually to each student, he checks our answers, gives us feedback. Because he takes the time to make sure that we are on track with our practice problems, I feel supported, confident about my learning and like I am learning something new.” — Jefferson
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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