Pros – High Tech has a very interesting and different teaching philosophy, the project-based learning environment is fun to work in if you're part of the teaching staff. Getting to work with the students on cool projects that are educational is fun and rewarding. Also there's much freedom for the employees in terms of regulating their day-to-day schedules and work. The freedom mixed with the level of responsibility is a plus.
Cons – Lack of organization in terms of the day to day agenda and a lack of discipline with students makes for a slightly chaotic environment. It's definitely not for everyone, especially if coming from a long history in a traditional school model.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Flexibility, project freedom, minimal bureaucracy, great marketing, public charter school, usage of technology
Cons – poor management, lack of transparency, elitist culture, lack of leadership, manipulative, condescending, arrogance, exclusive culture
Advice to Senior Management – It is High Tech High's duty to make ALL students a priority.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Great resources and the school's overall philosophy is incredible. They allow you the freedom as a teacher to use your judgement and be as creative as you want. Great community and level of engagement from both students and parents. You will undoubtedly be impressed with the work students accomplish here.
Cons – Staff mentality very much resembles that of the students they teach: very cliquey, a lot of politics. Large disconnect between administration and staff
Advice to Senior Management – Get buy-in from your teachers. Try to unite staff as a whole in a better way, instead of creating seperate ecosystems of staff members within the school.
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