Sunday, September 15, 2019

Helping every child achieve

The main focus of educators is to help every child in their charge to succeed in holistic, positive, promising ways.

What does that mean?

First, it means that you provide students with a comfortable, welcoming, affirming environment in which to learn. We want children to think of school as a positive, welcoming place where they belong.

Next, it means forwarding a good plan and schedule each day, each week, and throughout the year so that children have the opportunity to learn the knowledge, concept, and skill that has been prioritized by the many you work with and for.

After that it means using keen observation to notice every child including if they are happy, what they need, and how you can help. That also means taking the time to engage the children in conversation, ask them questions, hear their stories, and respond to their needs.

And, it means working with the teaching team to determine best strategies, schedules, and supports to best serve students and families together.

This is a positive focus, one that I want to focus on each and every school day. Onward.