Academic Work and Support in Crew
Crew—both the culture and structure of Crew—can be a powerful force to improve academics for students. The essence of Crew in academics is that we are getting smarter together, pushing and supporting each other to understand concepts more fully, be more resilient thinkers and workers, have a growth mindset, work reflectively. It is the ethic of supporting each other all day long—being “Crew” in encouraging, critiquing, and assisting other students in their learning.
See this in action in at Brooklyn Collaborative in Brooklyn, NY and Explore Elementary in Thornton, CO, with additional commentary from principal Arria Coburn of Springfield Renaissance in Springfield, MA.