PHILADELPHIA, P.a. (WTXF) - Khalid Abogourin and Horace Ryans III are part of the trio of students who created the new ‘First Year Teacher Handbook’ for Philadelphia Public Schools.
The students compiled a list of tips and advice taken from all generations, but mostly young people, that they hope will forge a better bond between teachers and students.
"A whole bunch of brainstorming and time went into it honestly," said Abogourin, a senior at Philadelphia Virtual Academy.
"We can't expect a teacher to come into a Philly classroom and know what they're talking about, the vocabulary and the environment they're about to be thrown into in their first year," adds Ryans who is a junior at the Academy.
We asked science leadership academy teachers John Kamal and Abigail Shagin.
"It reminded me of the version of this back in. The 60's that friends and I shared and every generation has their own new slang,” said Kamal.
The teachers seem to really appreciate the handbook – especially those in starting their first year teaching in the city.
"As a new teacher I think it is a vital piece of information and fun engaging reading before you get ready to welcome kids on the first day," said Shagin.