Many high schools are such big institutions with so many competing interest groups that they end up focusing on two kinds of students: the kids who struggle to succeed (and therefore reflect poorly on the school) and the kids that perform at such high levels that they make the school look good. Unfortunately, this often leaves the vast middle majority unattended to. This Florida high school realized the problem of the neglected middle and set about changing the culture to celebrate the improvement of all students, not just the accomplishments or struggles of a few.
Find out more about Transforming High School
- Listen: The problem with high school
- Read: The most important class isn’t what you think
- Read: Giving students voice and choice
- Read: Understanding the power of project-based learning
- Read: How mastery-based pacing helps every student succeed
- Watch: A brilliant way to teach advanced English
- Watch: The power of giving students voice and choice
- Watch: What if all students got accommodations?
- Watch: Documentary films and videos to help rethink high school
- Listen: Podcasts to help rethink high school