I want to express a big thank you to the 6th hour AP English class for the very thoughtful presentation and argument they presented for improvements to the educational process at Chequamegon High School. Members of the class presented their vision for effective education in the future to our High School Principal, Mr. Kief, Guidance counselor, Ms. Inman, Board member, Mr. Ross and myself. It was clear that they had done their research as much of what they discussed mirrors what we have been reading and discussing about the future of education. Among the intriguing suggestions were moving to a more project based approach to learning, creating a schedule that includes built in time for project work or interventions or coaching of students in areas of interest or need and creation of personal learning plans for each student. Each of those recommendations are areas that we have already begun to discuss as effective ways to make education more effective in teaching our students the critical thinking skills expected for the 21st Century. They also suggested that listening to the students more would be an effective way to improve school. I think they may find that to be true as I am sure we will be carefully discussing these positive suggestions and I am sure at least some of them will be implemented as early as next year. Thank you AP English for your research and effective presentation! Thank you Mrs. Zwicke for the mentoring and guidance that facilitated this very positive result!