|Students participate in team building activity with principals|
The third annual summit focused on the following issues:
- Classroom Instruction
- Student Voice and Leadership
- Restorative Justice
- Community Building in Classrooms
As students discussed and deliberated with their peers and with principals, they developed recommendations in each area:
- Classroom Instruction - Teachers should be encouraged to enforce classroom rules consistently and provide engaging lesson plans that are project-oriented, promote classroom discussion, and involve everyone in learning.
- Student Voice and Leadership - Every CPS high school should have a Student Voice Committee with more support from faculty and staff where that is lacking.
- Restorative Justice - Adults should work to listen to problems students are experiencing and work to de-escalate tensions and not resort to suspensions. Students should seek out adults to sponsor restorative justice programs at their schools.
- Community Building in Classrooms - A panel of students should present ideas and recommendations at Network Chief meetings and teachers and students should spend up to 5 minutes every day discussion teen social issues with the goal of building positive relationships and help students focus.
|Principals listen to student ideas on classroom community building|
The Harris Fellows Student/Principal Summit was the third annual gathering of students and principals. A video of the 2nd Annual Summit is available at http://vimeo.com/59871147. Harris Fellows student leaders work to develop leadership skills and capacities among students and provide opportunities for students to articulate and express their concerns and ideas to powerful people. This year Harris Fellows is focusing efforts on building Student Voice Committees at 16 high schools currently participating in the Global Citizenship Initiative. For more information contact Cristina Salgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.