The administration is planning a student-teacher shadowing program. Organized by school climate teacher on special assignment Eric Bloom, teachers will attend classes like a student and essentially live the life of a student for a day. There also might be a parental component of the Student Shadowing Program, in which parents will be able to shadow a teacher for a day.
The objective of the Student Shadowing Program is for teachers to develop empathy for their students and for parents to develop understanding for their children’s teachers.
“There are a lot of adults who think they know what teachers do because one thing we all have in common is that we have all gone to school and we’ve all had teachers,” Diorio said. “But, I don’t think people understand how challenging it is to teach until they’ve walked in a teacher’s shoes.”
So far 10 teachers have volunteered to shadow students and the administration is hoping for more. The program will begin in March and will continue on into April.