1. Tell Me More! Spring 2019 US Educator Survey

I am gathering views from educators and education leaders and, with your permission, may wish to include yours in my upcoming book and/or presentation materials. Please take a few minutes (less than 10) to expand my own understanding by completing this survey. Before using your input, I will contact you to obtain your permission and allow you to refine your comments, so feel free to be brief now in consideration of your time. You may also answer anonymously if you prefer, as that will still be helpful to me. And you can save your responses and return to complete your answers, provided you use the same computer.

Let's help reshape the U.S. public education system to work better for students, parents and you. The survey explores my own thoughts on the direction of education, but also solicits your best practices. Your leadership experiences inspire and inform me, so your input on these education-related questions is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

- Ravi Hutheesing

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1. Are schools being asked to meet challenges that go beyond the responsibility of public education, and possibly ultimately hinder a school’s ability to effectively educate in the process? 

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2. What is one action that you or your school has taken to help achieve social-emotional learning?

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3. What is one action that you or your school has taken to help facilitate personalized learning?

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4. While there are many advantages to personalized learning, do you think it is possible that it further segregates society as opposed to giving all children common building blocks that create unity?

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5. Does your school still teach handwriting? Why or why not?

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6. At your school, do teachers ever travel with the bus drivers to see the communities where their students live? 

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7. Are school bus drivers ever involved in student evaluation conversations? Why or why not?

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8. Some schools strongly believe in technology and screens in the classrooms, while others are now moving away from screens. What is your school’s philosophy, and your personal opinion? 

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9. Eventually, students graduate from school, but not from their other most significant educational influence, their family. How do you feel about the allocation of education between school and family? How can we best enable more family time for those with positive family influences, and compensate for those with negative family influences? Please elaborate.

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10. Do you think it is necessary to get more positive adult influences into the lives of each child outside of the classroom and home, and if so, how can we best achieve this?

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11. Are you aware of local or other programs facilitating supervised mentorship programs in areas of student interest? If so, which ones, and do you believe they are effective?

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12. What actions have you or your school taken to teach a “growth mindset” to children?

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13. If you have not yet participated in a Ravi Unites Schools interaction, please help me understand why.

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14. Please indicate your professional role in education

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15. May we contact you to include your responses in a report or Ravi’s upcoming book? If so, please provide your contact information. We will never use your information for any purpose other than to follow up on this survey for the purposes of possible inclusion in Ravi Unites materials.

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