Walking down the hall I see something that makes me smile. A fifth grade student tutoring a third grade student. As I eavesdrop into the tutoring session, wondering if the older student is just giving the answers, I am absolutley amazed at what I heard: Tutor Student: "Draw the array for 8x8." The younger student proceeds to draw a box with 8 columns and 8 rows, known as an array. I quickly learned there was great teaching and learning happening between these 2 students. I thought to myself "this is leadership at its best."
They were not in the sight of a classroom teacher, yet they were responsible or what we say at Park-"Proactive" for the learning that should take place.
This event reminded me of the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
This is one of the many good things happening at Park. We not only have leaders of character, we also have leaders in academics. These leaders can be those that teach and those that learn from others.
As I walked back to my office, I couldn't help but be proud of the students and teachers that give their very best each day.