The question of what makes a successful school is one that parents and teachers have long asked. Is there really a perfect school which includes all important characteristics? You´ll find that out in this article.
Effective schools have a warm environment. Students feel welcome and know that the staff cares about them. Although there is pressure to perform, it comes in a way that promotes learning, with an expectation that students will excel and the support is provided to make it happen.
The best teachers work to improve their ability to teach. They read and explore the techniques used by others in a never-ending effort to better themselves and their skills. Effective teaching demands that the teacher be knowledgeable in the subject area. The teachers must have a clear understanding of what is being taught.
Student´s abilities and needs are different. To effectively teach all students, the school staff must understand this. The teaching and interactions with students must reflect the needs of each, with the understanding of each student as an individual.
In closing, I have based my stance in three arguments: “Students want to be there”, “Dedicated teachers”, “Individualized instruction and approaches to students”. In my opinion these are the pillars that constitute a first-class school.
Carlos Ferrer, 4th ESO student