He says first, find out if the school has effective standards. Teaching standards must be college and career oriented.
He says also investigate to what degree the child's school is student-centered. Meaning, does each individual child dictate the pace of the material being taught to them. Is the subject material taught and re-taught until a child masters it? No student should be forced to move on until the material is mastered. Teachers should make an effort to reach out to each student's unique learning style.
Linton also says parents should know if the school knows your child. He says there needs to be an adult/ educator who knows each student individually and is aware of their needs. These adults/educators serve as mentors to the students and help them achieve success in preparation for higher education and a career.
Parents should also know if their child's school is continually innovating. School Improvement Network's mission is to help schools innovate by providing educators with the tools necessary to meet the demands of new technology. In fact, Innovations High School of Salt Lake City, ranked #1 in innovation nationwide. School Improvement Network has brought over one of the faculty members to help implement their model nationally.
Finally, Linton says teachers will need to be facilitators of learning technology rather than just lecturers. Technology is going to play a bigger and bigger role in the years ahead in the classroom.
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