This article tells the story of how student focus groups at Kings Middle School in Portland, Maine provided input in shaping the Habits of Work and Learning for the school. Teachers and students worked together to come up with a workable set of targets and behaviors for the school.Source:
Caitlin LeClair, Education Week, August 19, 2016Description:
Our students are why we come to work every day and they are our first priority. They are the “consumers” who understand the teaching and learning experience at King better than anyone. “Yes, I can promise you that your voice matters,” I assured her. My voice was confident, but I also worried that following students’ lead might be a circuitous or, worse, dead end journey. I hoped my worries were unfounded.
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