Learning by Leading
In many ways, Global Village Middle School begins to place the responsibility of the learning process on the Middle School student. While there are many supports to help the student, the student is encouraged to take charge of her or his Middle School career. This is illustrated in the approach to student-led academic conferences involving the student, parents, and teachers. The student identifies strengths and areas of growth, assembles a body of evidence for the conference, sets goals for the next quarter, and shares all of this in the conference that he or she leads.