Defining success is not easy, and sometimes we get tangled in details and want to define studentsâ€™ success as mastery of a single subject or unit, or course. Studentsâ€™ perception about their own success matters. Please note, though, that I am not talking about entertaining students. My intention is to describe a learning environment where students cooperate and are accountable for their own learning. In Finland one measurement for successful education is â€śkouluviihtyvyysâ€ť, which approximately translates to school enjoyment, or school satisfaction, but actually has some deeper connotations.
Without actively listening to our studentsâ€™ needs, we easily forget how important part the learning process plays in permanent learning, and resort to cohort thinking and try to teach everyone at once with the one-size-fits-all approach.
To me well-being in schools is an essential measure of providing students with successful learning experiences. What do you think? And how can you increase student success in your school/district?
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