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Generational Learning

The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

As Kathy Rowe, a sixth grade teacher at Park Place Middle School in Monroe, Washington, knows, classroom experience can “instill in her students the importance of wisdom and knowledge, and how to gain and express the two.” That’s why she arranged classroom visits to the Brookdale Assisted Living residences and “seized the chance for a collaboration that would bring the community’s youth and seniors into the same room.” As Rowe expressed, “the first trip was about the students teaching their knowledge in a role reversal, and to glean some wise words from their older acquaintances during their second visit.” The experiences were made to help the students build upon the school’s pursuit of high standards. Rowe’s example is yet another great display of how high standards can widen students’ skill sets, and raise the bar for them at simultaneously. 

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