The Essex County Learning Community supports a network of educators to better serve students with a variety of learning needs. Below, hear from some of the teachers who are part of this community.
“I feel this learning community reconfirmed how important it is to include children in the general education classroom. With changing my teaching, I feel that I am much more culturally aware of what I talk about and/or say. I try to choose a variety of texts, videos and books when I'm teaching so that it addresses cultural issues.”
“For us to come together as a North Shore community is really awesome to build those connections, and I think we should work together more because everyone has such strengths.”
“The meetings have been extremely beneficial. The conversations across districts allowed us time to share ideas, thoughts, and strategies. It has also promoted collaboration, leadership and a shared vision to support our students.”
“I felt the meeting was well-structured, well-paced and that the goals of the meeting were reached. The facilitator who worked with the groups I was part of was skilled, open to hearing all ideas and guided additional reflection of individuals and the collective groups.”