It’s not always just students who need to be motivated to be involved with school—sometimes parents and community members need a little motivation, too. As we’ve seen over and over again, community involvement is a key part of student engagement and success. That’s why I think this program, which encourages community leaders to spend a day shadowing a principal in their school district, is really important. Seeing the ins and outs of how the school operates as well as what students are doing in class can really make the importance of community involvement tangible for leaders.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.