Students help school leaders understand how to improve local education
December 5, 2018—Student representatives from all district high schools recently had a chance to share their insights and wisdom with district principals. A panel of eight students from all district high schools were guest speakers at the principal’s monthly meeting. The students shared what connects students to classrooms and schools; what they expect from their teachers; what teachers can expect from them; and how schools, from elementary to high school, can improve to ensure students get a good education and move on to productive, successful lives.
Quotes from the high school students included:
“For most teachers, their expectations of us is based on our expectations of ourselves.”
“Most teachers want us to succeed and go on to happy productive lives.”
“I’ve learned a lot about myself and life doing community service projects.”
“I would tell my elementary-aged self to 'stop pressuring yourself and trying so hard to succeed for everyone else. You’re going to be fine, and eventually, happy.'”
“Stop always trying to figure out who you are...and just be.”