Why Schools Need to Change
Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that demand far different skills and knowledge than were needed in the 20th century. We also know so much more about enabling deep, powerful learning than we ever did before. Our collective future depends on how well young people prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century life.

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On December 5, 2021, Authority Magazine published an article entitled, “Dr Carlos Beato On The 5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School.” It's part of a series of interviews with teachers, principals, education experts, and parents. The series aims to learn from their insights and experiences and provide parents with advice and information to support and advocate for their children during these “challenging and anxiety-provoking times.” The magazine asked NGLC co-director Carlos Beato about his experiences as a leader in education, his perspective on what children need to succeed in school, the challenges they face, and reforms schools should make in response.

Carlos discussed these 5 things that parents can do to help their children thrive and excel in school:

1. Let them explore.
2. Learn about their school day, often.
3. Learn together.
4. Love beyond measures.
5. Live to grow.

All in all just be flexible and model learning for your kids because, after all, you are their first teacher.

Carlos also described how he recognizes and values the lived experiences of students and their families and ways that schools need to partner with parents to support and advocate for their children and transform learning in schools.

We should not make any major changes in district or school-based transformation without including the voices of those that will be most affected by these changes. Students and their caretakers should always have a seat at the table and their recommendations should be truly considered and not just be used to check a compliance box.


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