Dr. Doris Lee, founding Principal of Village Academy in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, shares insight on how she introduced such an impactful school culture.
From the very first class, it’s important to lay down the rules that both teacher and students would play by during your lectures. Put your mind on etiquettes that will help your teaching become more effective and make the students have better learning habits
Teaching should not be approached as though it were a popularity contest, but there’s always something to gain in getting your kids to like you and knowing them on a personal level. Building relationships with students should be aimed at gaining their support, increasing engagement, and cutting down on disruptions in your classroom.
Since co-teaching brings two or more teachers together in a collaborative effort, it counts down on the number of students each teacher has to cater for. Co-taught lessons can reduce the teacher-student ratio and generally improve learning outcomes and knowledge impartation on the part of the students and teachers respectively. The lesser the number of students a teacher has to handle, the greater the impact of the lessons and vice-versa.
From principals to department heads, leaders must be accessible and willing to meet with both teachers and students. It does not matter the size or criticalness of paperwork; people should always be given the utmost priority
School administrators are usually looked up to as the second most crucial influencers that can be found in a school. After teachers, they significantly affect the overall learning process and academic performance. But what can a principal do to advance student achievement?