Ideas that are worthy, but require substantial advocacy include the following:
- Inclusive, Inviting Orientations: Re-looking at the way we begin the year with students and families has potential to uplift relationships and capacity with regard to what we can do to teach children well.
- Transparent, Inclusive Communication: Finding ways to make communication regular, inclusive, targeted and streamlined will help teaching/learning communities develop with strength.
- Time-on-Task with Students: Re-looking at systems and the amount of real time people spend working with and for students has potential to gain greater time for service to students.
- Mitigating Distance Between Students and Decision Made for Students: How far is the distance between what students need and what students receive with regard to distance of hierarchical levels, dollars, and materials.
- Regular, Inclusive, Targeted Share of New Learning and Ideas: Fluid idea and research share systems can uplift entire communities.
- Targeted Budgets and Time: The way money and time is used in a system defines a system's priorities. Regular reflection and revision related to this has potential to elevate a system's efforts with regard to students and families.
- System Roles and Structure: Re-looking at systematic roles and structure can be another way to modernize and uplift systematic efforts to teach students well.
Ideas that can be forwarded without a lot of time--ideas that teachers can put into place right away:
- Cultural Proficiency: Looking for ways to build greater cultural proficiency, SEL, growth mindset into daily teaching efforts.
- Reflection: Building in good time for regular reflection to direct student/teacher learning and study.
- Relationship Building: Finding ways to build strong, authentic, meaningful and productive relationships amongst educators, families, and students.
- Holistic Learning: Analyzing and elevating the program to teach the whole child.
- Modern Classrooms and Learning Resources/Tools: Educators can seek grants and other funding sources to uplift the learning environment in order to make it more welcoming, modern, and accessible with regard to good teaching and learning.
- Collaboration: Educators can look for ways to work with one another to build strong, vital teaching/learning programs. Educators can also join committees and teams in and out of school that will help them to reach their teaching/learning goals.
- Reading and Research: Educators can build in time regularly to read and research in order to empower their teaching/learning programs.