I love the way in which you have framed this question to students, as they are the ones who most directly are going to be served by better PD.
One thought I have, though, is how we might take this further. Could we, for instance, allow students to specifically request “better teaching” in a specific area when they run into an issue within their school? Could they provide feedback on more systemic issues they see for how teachers might improve their practice?
I’m also intrigued by just how many of these kids talked about better collaboration between teachers. It is as if they are the only ones that see how arbitrary the separations of the different subjects are. How can we make good on these requests?
Again, thank you for sharing the viewpoint of your students about professional learning. It is my sincere hope that we include students much more in these kinds of conversations.
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