Monday, February 23, 2015

There is a student......

Are you helping your students?

There is a student in your classroom that will be a wonderful parent.  Actually many of them.

There is a student in your classroom that will be a wonderful spouse.  Actually many of them.

There is a student in your classroom who will be a wonderful friend to someone who desperately needs them.  Actually many of them.

There is a student in your classroom that will go through some REALLY tough times.

There is a student in your classroom who will seriously consider suicide, as approximately 5% of teenagers in the United States do at some point.

There is a student in your classroom who is brilliantly creative, although they do not do well at the game of school.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP THESE STUDENTS?

What are you doing to help foster an environment in which we have more wonderful parents, spouses, and friends.  What are you doing to help your students be prepared to deal with REALLY tough times more effectively, and hopefully never consider something as terrible as suicide.  What are you doing to help make sure that the creative geniuses in your class, who the school has continuously made them feel below average, know that they are geniuses and can use those strengths to change the world.

It isn't teaching them the stages of photosynthesis or mitosis.
It isn't teaching them about the War of 1812.
It isn't teaching them about the Pythagorean Theorem.
It isn't having them read another novel from the 1940's (which they don't read anyway).
It isn't the worksheets you assign.
It isn't the standardized tests you administer.

What is it?  Is it enough?

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Oliver Schinkten:
Founder of:  AssistEd Shift  www.assistedshift.com
About Me: http://about.me/oschinkten
Advocate for students
Hater of the status quo
Fighting for the Education Revolution

Please connect!
Email:  oliverschinkten@assistedshift.com

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