As we begin the new T-TESS and work towards having student-centered classrooms, I think that "student voice" is going to be an important piece to help students have more buy-in as well as personal responsibility in their learning. Russell Quaglia states inStudent Voice: The Instrument of Change:
"All human beings want their voices to matter. We like giving our opinions and offering ideas. We want to be the subject of our activities, not the objects of someone else's. We want to be active agents, not just passive spectators."
Please consider joining the STUDENT VOICE group to show you how to gain valuable feedback from your scholars to help design meaning work that will be engaging and fit with their learning styles. If you haven't checked out this Student Voice Smore that was shared with the district, please review it. Dr. Newell is hoping to engage folks in a variety of ways and encourage participation. There are sample surveys in the Smore for a variety of grade levels if this would be helpful for you.
The Student Voice meeting is on October 10 from 4:00-5:00 in Panther Den at PDEC. Please join to discuss ways you are using Voice as a tool in your classroom and learn new ideas from your colleagues. The following link will allow you to register in Eduphoria, and PLEASE fill in this quick 3 question Google form to share where you work.