Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What a Concept!! Hold Students Accountable!!

Now if we can just get the rest of government to embrace the principle.

BRAVO!! to Principle Danny Hill.

Link

Here's how the three-prong program works: higher expectation of students, active engagement of students and extra help opportunities.

"When you first look at it, it appears that giving an incomplete instead of zero is a lower standard when in reality it's a much higher standard. Everything we do is driven by 'we will not let you off the hook.' Every decision we make is based on higher expectations," Hill said.

Hill gave the program a name, the Intensive Care Unit. The backbone of the program is the ICU list that is maintained and posted for all eyes to see from teachers and coaches to parents. That list contains the names of students and corresponding incomplete or missing assignments.