This column appeared in several APG of East Central Minnesota newspapers during December, 2019.
Seeking advice from families, students and readers (you)
The column begins:
Some of the best advice I’ve ever received has come from parents, grandparents, students – and you, readers of this column. Here are a few examples, along with research about how some states have started seeking advice to help improve schools. In that spirit, I hope you’ll take a few minutes over the holidays to give me feedback.
Thinking back, I’ve seen many students benefit when educators listened to and followed advice from families or young people themselves.