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Mon May 6, 2024, 03:54 PM May 6

Want to show teachers appreciation? This top school gives them more freedom

When teachers at A.D. Henderson School, one of the top-performing schools in Florida, are asked how they succeed, one answer is universal: They have autonomy.

Nationally, most teachers report feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work, according to a Pew Research Center survey of teachers last fall. Waning job satisfaction over the last two decades has accompanied a decline in teachers’ sense of autonomy in the classroom, according to a recent study out of Brown University and the University of Albany.

But at this South Florida school, administrators allow their staff high levels of classroom creativity — and it works.

A public school of 636 kindergartners to eighth graders on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, Henderson scored in the top 1% to 3% in every subject and grade level on the state’s latest standardized tests, with the exception of sixth grade math, where students scored in the top 7%. In almost every subject, 60% or more of Henderson students score significantly above the state average.


Unfortunately, this is a "selective" public school, and parents must apply for their child(ren) to attend. That means less state interference from DeSatan.

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Want to show teachers appreciation? This top school gives them more freedom (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA May 6 OP
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Absolutely Jilly_in_VA May 10 #4

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4. Absolutely
Fri May 10, 2024, 04:56 PM
May 10

Give ALL teachers the freedom the ones in this school have. ALL of them! Not just a select few.

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