Focus on Positive Relationships
When surveyed, students say that the most important aspect of a positive school experience is having teachers who care about them.
Work Should be Real and Authentic
Are classroom activities of interest to students? Are there tools available to students to access current content? When the Arab Spring erupted, students in the Yarmouth Schools had many questions. Teachers were able to help them find valid and real information online. Class discussions were held using Google Docs and face to face. An opportunity to work with a class in Egypt was available later so that students could ask questions.
Alice Barr, Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth ME