If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Advising with the Teachers Guild.
I have worked as a general classroom aide and as a 1 on 1 aide for students with Special Needs and more recently in the front office of the school helping to build community by being the first person that parents and students meet.
Thanks for your contribution Melanie. So interesting to hear all the reasons given for not finishing, especially when students were so close or those who maybe could have been prevented from failing with an intervention. I look forward to seeing what comes from this, or if it presents some things to test.
Hi Kelly It sounds as if the empathy workshop at Mentor was very powerful and that there are different ideas starting to percolate. This is the phase where it is great to "dream big" go for all those wild ideas. See what comes out of the process and think about which needs these ideas are addressing. I look forward to hearing more about this as the year progresses.
Hi Rebecca It sounds as if you already have some thoughts on what your design challenge might be. It sounds as if the empathy workshop at your school was very powerful and that ideas are already beginning to bubble. Remember to look at a wide range of possible solutions at this point - brainstorm and encourage those wild ideas, think of solutions that may cost very little money, or what could be done if funds/space were unlimited. I look forward to hearing more about the design challenge at Mentor!