The focus at Brighouse is on our learners, who we are individually and who we are as a collective group. Together, we:
• Focus on student learning to ensure that each student achieves his or her potential. (Each student has different needs.)
• Value diversity and be inclusive of all learners. (Each student has a unique story.)
• Contribute to student learning in a meaningful, flexible, respectful, and sustainable manner. (Engaging in professional development opportunities helps staff better meet the needs of our students.)
• Commit to continuous improvement and life-long learning through the use of an inquiry cycle. (It is important to take time to reflect on what worked well and what we can do to improve.)
We have two inquiry and follow-up questions to guide our teaching and planning this year:
- How does who we are as a community impact student learning? How can we help students be able to articulate their learning through story and art?
- How can we enrich student learning by helping students foster a growth mindset using core competency language? How can we better use the language of the core competencies in our planning?
These questions will help us plan meaningful and rich lessons for our students and engage staff and students as learners through the process. We wanted our “story fence art” and the reflective thinking that went into studying the details of our collective story to continue in our classrooms in everything that we learned. As we welcome new families and staff each year to our community, it is helpful to have such a visual display of our values.