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Achieving Learning For All

Achieving Learning for All
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Students






  • Tell your parents or guardians what you liked most about school today
  • Let your parents and teacher know when you really liked a lesson
  • Make sure your parents know if your teacher didn't come to school or is abusive
  • Do your homework and bring books home to read with your family!
  • Find someone who can help you with your schoolwork when you need it

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.

Parents








  • Talk to your child about what s/he is learning in school, and ask him/her to read to you
  • Ask your child’s teacher about your child's progress and request examples of your child’s schoolwork
  • Make sure that your child has time and materials to study at home
  • Get involved in your child's school, as a volunteer or attend the next school committee meeting
  • Contact your local politician and let him/her know that education is a priority for you
     

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.

Teachers







  • Respect the ability of all students to learn, while recognizing the different learning needs of different students
  • Set aside enough time to prepare for class
  • Encourage class participation and gauge what students are learning
  • Schedule time to meet with students’ parents to show and tell them what their children are learning
  • Explain to parents how you monitor the progress of your students
  • Support efforts to uphold professional standards for teachers

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.

Principals







  • Make learning a priority in your school, and keep track of student progress in a systematic way
  • Devote more attention and resources to students in difficult circumstances
  • Offer relevant training and give proper recognition to the most effective teachers, especially when they succeed with the most challenging students
  • Assign experienced mentors to new teachers, as models of how to encourage learning
  • Monitor teacher performance and hold teachers accountable for their effort
  • Welcome the participation of parents on school committees or as volunteers

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.

Officials







  • Visit schools often, to let teachers and principals know you care about learning
  • Pay teachers enough to attract good candidates into the profession
  • Make sure teachers get paid on time
  • Set up systems to reward dedicated and effective teachers – through recognition, career advancement, or bonuses
  • Help ineffective teachers improve – and if they don’t, remove them from the classroom
  • Focus additional resources on disadvantaged populations, such as girls, ethnic minorities, and disabled children
  • Design and use relevant learning assessments
  • Measure learning at all levels of schooling
  • Create second-chance learning opportunities for those who drop out of school
  • Find out what's happening in private schools 
  • Talk to employers about whether graduates have the skills they need

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.

Employers








  • Ask education leaders to publish evidence that their students – your future workers – are acquiring skills
  • Tell education officials what skills your company or organization needs
  • Look into how your company or organization might create partnerships with educational institutions
  • Speak out to political leaders and make it clear that education is a priority for you
  • Learn more about different types of training programs that you can offer your employees or student interns

Feel free to share your thoughts on these suggestions.


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