Why Good Schools Are Happy Places | HuffPost | toomanysusans

Consider all that occurs in the short span of ten minutes at the start of each day at my son’s school. Students participate in a community that values play, song, student leadership, kindness, and recognition. They practice listening skills and being good audience members. They experience a sense of belonging. The whole community sees itself represented: students, teachers, school leaders, and parents gathered together. This is vital learning that is well worth the time spent – and will never show up on a standardized test.

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