Shadow a Student Guide

Shadowing a student for a day can be a powerful (and fun!) way to learn what school feels like for a student—and to collect valuable information you can use to improve your students’ daily experience.

The guide will walk you through how to plan your day, how to collect information as you shadow, and how to use what you learn to set meaningful goals for improving your students’ daily experiences.

Shadow a Student
Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

About TNTP

TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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