This is the third and final part of the blog series on Learning Communities.
So far we have covered how the Primacy mission drives the direction of our Learning Community (part one), also the essential features of a Learning Community; focus and collaboration (part two).
The results of a learning community are simple. These results embody a supportive and shared leadership. They work collectively to create learning opportunities. They share values and vision. They create conditions that are both supportive and collaborative. Ultimately, results celebrate who and what we are. When this happens, student success becomes a by-product of our learning community’s actions.
Learning, as a shared experience, becomes a routine that involves everybody. In the end, when a student leaves the learning community, they become an active agent of change; ready to give of themselves to the next community they join.
Richard DuFour said, “Even the grandest design eventually translates into hard work.” Primacy is a grand design, and it takes hard work. This is why we teachers need parents and students alike to collaborate with us in this learning community. Only then, will all barriers to success be removed and the learning community will be free to grow in unique and in amazing ways.
In closing, I am proud to be a part of this school. I believe in everything that we do. It is my hope that you do too.
Geoff McRae – Principal