Student Voice: Open the Door, Provide a Seat

Student Voice: Open the Door, Provide a Seat

Student Voice deserves a spot on a seating chart. Student Voice should be present each day, spotless attendance, encouraged and motivated to have a permanent seat in the classroom, in the school, and in education. Student Voice should be nurtured and inspired to make positive contributions. The impact is motivating, the reward is immeasurable, the effect is empowering.

We Have to  Start Somewhere…
1. Encourage Student Voice by providing choice

Opportunities to let learning drive student contribution/service are powerful
Read more: Reading Inspires

2. Encourage Student Voice by providing opportunities

Backchanneling is one of many ways to give students an avenue for voice
Read more: Speaking Up in Class Silently

3. Encourage Student Voice by providing audience

Iowa students share during #isli13
Watch: ISLI

Student Voice is worthy of our attention. There are so many ways to encourage and foster voice. Open the door, provide a seat…

From: A few of my former students
To: The world

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Learning as a Stream
Standardized Tests
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