Creating ""Good"" Schools: Observation and Discussion Tool

Forum for Youth Investment
June 28, 2004

The goal of this tool is to help young people and adults have conversations about what makes a school ?good? for students. This tool: uses a student-centered framework that places students and their experiences, interests, needs and contributions at the center of what is being observed; is specifically designed to be used by young people and adults, preferably working together; and aims to cover all aspects of the school environment, including all of the non-classroom spaces in a school that are critical to establishing a learning environment that is safe, engaging, respectful and affirming of the experiences and contributions of young people.