When i think of education, I think of relationship, relationship, relationship. And when you put professors directly in classrooms working side-by-side with teachers to solve problems, There’s no question That everybody’s going to benefit from that. It’s very exciting that we’ve decided to form this laboratory school relationship with Saint Columbkille. We’d like to have an occasion for our faculty people to partner with St. Columnkille’s teachers, in order to bring in some sort of technology or curriculum or approach that the teachers might find attractive, to use it to gather data on how it’s working, whether it’s working, how they might improve it – and that could help education, for the kids at St. Columbkille, but it could also help us produce research reports that could benefit other Catholic schools and other schools more widely. One example of the, new relationship, I think, will be a great study of the English – language learners we have at our school and how we’re able to teach that population – how, we’re able to support them in the classrooms. As faculty at Saint Columbkille, we’re going to have the expertise of all of BC’s faculty at our fingertips and while we’re using the resources that we have now to
target instruction, they might be able to do things on a broader scope and help us to analyze what that looks like in the classroom – and also to teach us some new, targeted approaches that, we can use with those students. It’s all about just making sure that each student is learning and growing where they need to grow. We’re going to put these folks all in the same room, all scratching their heads together, all coming out the other end with a plan and a course of action that has been demonstrated to have worked, and we’ll all be smiling as we watch these kids walk out of our school graduating onto brighter and better things for the rest of their lives, knowing that we’ve made a big difference.