Published in Pacelli Perspective

April 29, 2021

THE ELEVEN EXPECTATIONS THAT TEENS HAVE OF THEIR SCHOOLS

Teens consider their schooling as their world.  This is where they exist and where they are making their way.  These formative years are the places where personalities are formed and passions for life are begun.

            Even though we continue to learn our entire lives, research tells us that the greatest level of knowledge gained is occurring during the teen years.  This is happening both inside and outside the classroom and this is especially true on our Monmouth county private school campus.  However, teens consider these eleven expectations to be essential to a productive school life.                                

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The following are not in order of importance:

  1. Teens feel that relationships are very important.  Beyond family, they are supported by close friends that they can count on.
  2. School should be relevant and connected to real world issues.
  3. They crave time and a reasonable pace allowing to go deep into topics.
  4. School should be enjoyable with plenty of support from their teachers, while offering a reasonable challenge.
  5. They would like to be able to practice what they’re learning while working toward mastery.
  6. Teens would like to have choice in some of their learning as well as multiple ways to display what they know.
  7. They want authenticity as they desire to make sense of issues and see applications.
  8. Teachers should clearly establish expectations for success.
  9. They would like to see satisfying results of their work.
  10. Teens want to be taken seriously when considering their opinions.
  11. They want to take ownership of their work and be appreciated for their effort and contribution.

In the eyes of a teen these are all the ingredients necessary for their individual hopes and fears, as well as their need for personal identity.   

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