“But, I wasn’t in a school where the staff worked together and shared responsibility for every student. I only had a connection with [one counsellor] and no other staff. So when this counselor left, I felt as if I was once again on a broken bridge, alone, and no one could cross to help. Without that emotional support or the ability to trust other staff members, it became hard to concentrate in the classroom.” — Taeyah
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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