A student perception survey represents a powerful source of feedback for educators and administrators. As student surveys play a greater role in classrooms, schools, and districts, it’s integral to understand the ways that survey instruments can (but don’t always) reflect nuanced differences in student perceptions.
We’re thrilled to announce a new addition to our survey offerings!
The Family-School Relationships Survey enables us at Panorama to help school, network, and district leaders understand and develop relationships with families in a cooperative effort to make schools and classrooms the best places they can be for students.
Educators and education researchers agree: schools that can get families more engaged find that their students earn higher grades, score higher on tests, develop better social skills, and are more likely to graduate. Building partnerships between schools and families is absolutely critical to student success– and to creating safe and supportive school communities.
Having just flown back from speaking about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX and returned my cowboy boots to the back of the closet, I wanted to reflect on a couple of my big take-aways from the conference.
Educators hope to instill many positive characteristics in students: diligence, courteousness, perseverance, and grit, to name a few. But one of the most powerful, yet least understood, of these characteristics is the disposition to see the world from another’s point of view. To teach this habit of mind, educators often ask students to consider “walking a mile in another student’s shoes.”
This year, we have partnered with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) to support the organization’s statewide education advocacy and community initiatives. We are proud to work with thousands of schools across the US and abroad; and as a Boston-based company, we’re equally committed to engaging with local school committee members and superintendents here in the Commonwealth.
In recent years, bullying and violence have been at the forefront of media coverage on school safety. Yet for the vast majority of our nation’s schools, the learning environment is likely very safe. Creating safe schools is becoming especially important, as a growing body of research underscores that students learn better when they feel safe.