Every year, August signals the return to school for many of our nation’s youth. It is a time for students to go back-to-school shopping, for parents to rearrange their schedules, for educators to help students navigate the new learning opportunities that will be presented through classroom instruction, and for everyone to meet new friends.
I remember the sound of student’s whispers in the halls–Who is the new teacher? How many students do I already know in class? What will I learn this year?
This is the sound of motivated, excited, and anxious students! This is the sound that all school administrators, teachers, and parents love to hear. This is the sound of students who say, “I GET to go to school”, not “I HAVE to go to school”.
Schools should be a place where students love to go to school, not a place where they feel they have to go.
What are YOUR kids saying?
Schools should be a place where students, staff, and parents look forward to going every day. Be a part of making your school a place students love to be in—a place they get to, rather than have to, go!
~Michael W. Evans, Sr., Edwards Educational Consultant