Shadowing students is not a new ideaToday, I found a post on Facebook from a women I met at an NEH Summer institute for teachers. Her brother is a middle school principal. Recently he spent the day shadowing an eighth grade student and had an eye opening experience. He wrote a blog post about his experience as an eighth grade student for the day.
Here is a link to his blog. I found it an intriguing read. http://newfanemiddleschool.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/seeingwithneweyes/