A Perfect Marriage. Student Success Plans & Student Advisories Scott Brown LEARN RESC. 21 st C High S chool Redesign. Student Success Plans and Student Advisory Programs: Have the same fundamental purpose Share common attributes
A Perfect Marriage
Student Success Plans
Student Success Plans and Student Advisory Programs:
by most students
>Student ownership of learning
well - strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, background, level of personal progress. . .
NASSP / MetLife Survey, March 2012
I have a teacher I can talk to
if I have a problem.54%
Teachers respect students.61%
Students respect teachers.41%
Teachers have fun at school.45%
Teachers are willing to learn
Positive student body behavior and successful school climate depend far more on faculty-student relationships than on policy imposition and penalty enforcement.
Student body perception of the professional staff is key.
a learning process in which schools help students assess their own talents and aspirations, plan a pathway toward their own purposes, work cooperatively with others on challenging tasks, maintain a record of their explorations, and demonstrate their learning against clear standards in a wide variety of media, all with the close support of adult mentors and guides.
. . . . . . Clarke, p. 15, in Breaking Ranks, NASSP, 2004
The ultimate goal of the Student Success Plan and the Student Advisory Program is the same:
To develop students who take
increasing ownership of their
own learning (and behavior).
self reflection and ownership of learning
Overall I would rate my performance as…
My top three performances were…
My two biggest mistakes and how I plan to correct them…
An honest description of my preparation would be….
“Students will take responsibility for their
learning and behavior”
“Taking Ownership of My Learning”
Assessment and Self Assessment
We need to make teachers comfortable with the larger process.
A student-driven, not a teacher-driven, plan
Teacher as guide, monitor, facilitator
Consider replacing “Social-Emotional” domain with “Personal-Social” or “Personal Growth”
We need to use common sense and our resources wisely in complying with the intent of PA 11-135(2)(j).
It is virtually impossible to make things relevant for, or expect personal excellence from, a student you don’t know.
. . . . . Carol Ann Tomlinson
. . . . Dr. Ken Ginsburg
Keep reminding the momentum-sucking derailers that:
“The road to success is always under construction.”
It is not the strongest of the species who survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one
most responsive to change.
. . . . . . Charles Darwin
If you don’t like change, you
are going to like irrelevance
. . . . . Gen. Eric Shinseki
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