At Country Day World School, where I have the privilege to work and teach, stakeholders buy into the Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to educate children within a supportive environment to become confident lifelong learners, intellectually discerning thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible participants in a global society.
One of the most important duties I have as an educator is to develop particular skills in my students. The skill of communication and the art of flexibility and responsibility are top priorities in my World Language classroom, as they should be in all schools across America.
The unique experiences of a CDWS student prepare them for that connected world in which they will live and work. They are learning the skill of adaptability. How will the rest of the students in the local community compare?
For more inspiration and expert advice, please see this wonderful article by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan: