What if we harnessed 2020 resources and each child was seen, heard, valued, and met where they were academically, socially, and emotionally, with the goals of thriving NOW and being prepared for a productive, happy, and healthy adulthood?
Sadly, this isn’t what’s happening today. But that doesn’t mean those of us who know better have to stick with the status quo.
We do NOT accept the results we are getting from our traditional middle and high schools.
The students who graduate from secondary schools need to be ready to move on, building on their strengths, making a positive difference in the world.
This means that we need to be ON FIRE to recreate educational opportunities and schools that see, hear, and value each student.
- 20-40% drop out rates
- Climbing mental health issues
- Students not prepared for college or the workplace
- Achievement gap for our students of color or with special needs
- Sink-or-swim classrooms