Discover how students' input and expertise can help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.
- A quick formative assessment tool also encourages all students—even shy ones—to participate in discussions.
- High school seniors build confidence by documenting their growth and learning in a speech presented to their families and the school community.
- When students lead meetings with their parents and teachers, they gain a voice in their education and develop skills like goal-setting and metacognition.
- Starting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.
- Check for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.
- Competency-based education personalizes how students show mastery by giving them choice in how they’re assessed.
- Students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.
- Student-designed electives put kids' passions at the forefront of their learning.
- Nonverbals are gestural cues that can help students quickly and respectfully communicate their reactions, needs, and levels of understanding in a fast-paced classroom.
- Teachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.
- Introduce this low-pressure writing strategy to increase engagement and lessen anxiety.
- Strategies for developing confident speakers who can share their thoughts and learning.
- An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.
- Challenging high school students to show their learning through a product of their own design brings out their creativity.
- When students see themselves reflected in their teachers, it shows them that they too can succeed.