Nice case study of how students have had to elbow their way to a place that should have been theirs by right. Frustrated with how little say students had in education reforms… “The group has grown in numbers and visibility, recently moving from grassroots effort to official nonprofit. Their now-popular #StuVoice Twitter chats have included education heavyweights, like U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The group also hosted Student Voice Live, their recent all-student produced event in New York City” via How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?… Read more How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions? | MindShift →
This video has been around for a while, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth checking out: “It’s crazy that in a system that is mean to teach and help the youth, there is no voice from the youth at all.” This video is really about what can happen when teachers are committed to giving students agency over their learning. I wonder what students would come up with if we just asked them what they wanted to learn about the world. Shall we ask them? ttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ocinformed/~3/PWWYSTrnzgY/
“Using design thinking to get teenagers to reimagine their learning environment, design firms and educators show kids how the process can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods, all the while giving them control over their own learning.“ http://feedly.com/e/JkOgP7gt
The power of engagement is huge. Another reason to allow students to choose more contexts for learning. “[Scientists] are finding that interest can help us think more clearly, understand more deeply, and remember more accurately. Interest has the power to transform struggling performers, and to lift high achievers to a new plane.” via How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | MindShift.
“Shift the burden of thinking from yourself to your students. It’s good for you, and it’s good for them.” http://feedly.com/k/16QMuR9