Just last week we had a meeting of our Comprehensive School Improvement Process (CSIP) team. That team includes three of our high school students. The task of the evening was to envision what we want for WSR teachers. The three students completely captivated us all as they spoke with such wisdom and clarity about things we so often struggle to articulate.
As we head out to day two of visits, I’d like to contextualize this trip in the plea we got from our students at the end of the CSIP meeting. They said:
Please understand that education is a personal journey. It’s an individual journey. We all have different goals and take different paths to reach those goals.
Have a vision for us, and help us create an individualized vision for ourselves. Allow us to guide ourselves more.
Be unconventional and contemporary. Don’t be bound by traditional means. Think of new and different ways to approach tasks.