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Brockton’s retired teachers devise a script for success

In our episode devoted to successes in education, we featured Brockton High School’s schoolwide literacy initiative and the dramatic results the program achieved. Later, we sat in with Brockton’s principal Dr. Susan Szachowicz, along with retired teachers John Whitton, Paul Larino and Maria Le Fort, who taught at Brockton for more than 30 years. In this brainstorming session, they came up with a “script” that can be used by teachers at other schools looking to replicate Brockton’s success.

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  • Sunshine_lv

    I raised five children. I taught them to strike the word “can’t” from their vocabulary. I never accepted that word as an excuse. I encouraged them that they “can” do anything they want to learn to do. I have five very successful children, each in their own way and chosen field.

  • Dr odutola

    The ONLY gap in this whole episode is the link to industry. What do employers of labor think about graduates from our institutions. You cannot just produce what you think is what the market or society needs. How I wish people like me can have the opportunity to throw in our two cents? Yes I know there is knowledge for knowledge sake. We cannot put value on that, I accept.
    The other point I would like to make is that the generation teaching is not the generation learning. What is the implication of that in what is designed for students?
    Dr Kole Odutola

  • Marilyn Klein Anderson