“Structures for ensuring students feel listened to can help in these situations. Instead of putting business on social media that has to do with their schools, students should have a chance to share their concerns in person and adults should hear what students have to say and find helpful ways to act on things that matter to students. When these systems are in place, this is the beginning of bringing trust and relationships to create safe and supportive schools.” — Oreoluwa
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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