During a recent set of Twitter exchanges with Simon Feasey (@smfeasey) focusing on student and community engagement in our schools, Simon shared the following:
…collective intelligence + collective resilience = outrageous realities #moralpurpose
I am intrigued by the concept of outrageous realities and began to consider what would it look like if my aspirations for schools and communities became reality. Please allow me to share a few of my outrageous realities.
- Each student feels safe, connected and engaged in their school.
- Each student has trusting relationships with other students and adults in their school.
- Each student comes to school prepared and excited to learn and share.
- Each student understands the connection to school with their experiences and aspirations.
- Each student each day finds joy in their school experiences.
- Each teacher engages with peers frequently in a professional learning community.
- Each teacher is acknowledged for all of their attributes.
- Each student’s family is encouraged and welcomed to engage in a variety of school activities.
- School leaders value and practice shared leadership engaging all education stakeholders.
- The community perceives schools as public places of development and essential parts of the social climate.
- The school’s climate is safe, equitable and engaging with high expectations for each student.
These are a few of my outrageous realities I encourage each reader to identify their outrageous realities and implement strategies to make them real.