What is a good school or learning environment: In a good school there will be respect for the teachers, staff, parents and students? The school will operate as a team. Remember there is no “I” in Team.

A good school will value input from all stakeholders, including the community in which the school operates. Everyone is on board for a winning basketball team, because winning takes team work. If you desire a winning educational system, you must have a great learning environment–professional teachers (coach), dedicated team members (students, family and community). And since we are talking about basketball, you must have a top notch floor on which to play; in other words your school buildings must be conducive to learning.

Education makes a difference for each person and it takes everyone to provide a workable education. “Making a Difference Together” is how a good education becomes an effective education.