Remember to Listen to the Students!by Diane Sandifer 2 Comments December 2, 2010
Are you planning for your school system long-term?
Strategic plans are a must in today’s education world. We have to decide what we believe, who we are, where we’re going, and how we’ll get there.
Who do you bring to the table for this planning? ALL stakeholders. Board members, parents, teachers, principals, central office staff, community leaders, business people, and STUDENTS!
It’s a best practice to plan. But in an industry where we should be about customer service, and students are our customers, remember to get their input! They are in the trenches. They are in tune with day-to-day happenings in the education world, and chances are that they are socially connected to peers around the world. So, listen to them. Their voices are the most important and they really want to be heard…just ASK them!
- Georgia’s Vision for Public Education project did indeed include students and their thoughts about the future of our learning communities! Click here to read the Summary Report of the 4 2-hour Student Conversations!
- Also, we can continue to learn from blogs written by students as demonstrated in this response to an instructional leader from a student on the topic of Why does school have to be so boring?
Please share your ideas on how you have involved students in YOUR planning!
Categories: Leadership, PlanningTags: education, improvement, improvement plan, planning, strategic plan, students, technology