Every human being wishes to be heard—and students are no different. Many teachers address this need by seeking students’ input whenever appropriate. For example, a teacher might ask students how much they felt they learned from a particular assignment, and then incorporate their feedback into the next lesson plan. Importantly, it’s not just about seeking input—it’s also important to reflect back what you hear and explain what you’ll do differently as a result of the feedback.
For in-depth practice recommendations, please refer to the toolkit Ensure Students Feel Heard, or check out the next pages in this chapter.