Student Voice

When students feel ownership over their own learning through sharing their knowledge and perspectives in the classroom, they engage more actively with their schoolwork. Teachers can create this environment by valuing and responding to student voice.

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Student Voice

CHAPTER 1: GIVE STUDENTS A CHOICE IN DIRECTING THEIR OWN LEARNING AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

When students have some degree of autonomy regarding what they learn and how they learn, they are much more likely to engage meaningfully in their schoolwork.

CHAPTER 2: ENSURE THAT STUDENTS FEEL HEARD

Students should be given opportunities to share their feedback, knowledge, and perspectives about the classroom environment, instruction, and teacher practices.

CHAPTER 3: RESPOND TO STUDENT FEEDBACK AUTHENTICALLY

Responding to student feedback and suggestions shows students you are on their side, invested in their success, and willing to collaborate in their learning