Friday, November 3, 2017

Giving Students a Chance to be Heard

Recently I started visiting schools and sitting down with students to hear from them on various topics.  These Student Advisory Committees are informal conversations between me and the students that allow them to share their likes and wonders about school.  They are usually very eager to tell me about their experiences during their time in IWCS. I asked them about classes or teachers that made them feel successful, and their comments reinforced the importance of developing positive relationships.  The video below is a compilation from a few of the groups talking about those teachers who had a significant impact on them.  One student calls his teacher his "lucky charm"! There is a lot more to share from the Student Advisory meetings, which I'll highlight in future blogs, so stay tuned!

Superintendent's Student Advisory Committees (video) featuring students from Windsor Elementary, Hardy Elementary, Georgie Tyler and Smithfield Middle schools.