This weekend I attended #Educon conference in Philly. It was held in the Science & Leadership Academy, and the opening keynote panel for Friday evening was held at the Franklin Institute. It's my first time in Philadelphia, so I was really looking forward to attending, and presenting. My friends, Xian and Melinda, and I held … Continue reading The Community of School: Some #Educon Takeaways
Student voice is often discussed as an entity that needs to be brought to existence by a person authority. However, student voice exists whether we give it the space or not, hear it or not, student voice is there. #EduColor chat a few weeks ago focused on student voice and activism, and in prepping … Continue reading On Student Voice
My keynote for Shelly Terrell's #30goalsedu online conference on Social Media and Student Communication:
If I can go back to my 13 year old self and give her advice here is what I would say: You are beautiful inside and out. Don't worry about what others think, just be yourself and that's what will make you great. Boys will come and go, the ones who won't break your heart … Continue reading #DearMe: Advice to my 13 year old self
Marty Keltz and Jena Ball started a campaign for #NotPerfectHatClub. It celebrates that all kids are perfectly not perfect. Many educators became part of this campaign to celebrate students' and our own imperfections. I loved the idea and wanted to be a fan as well. I wanted to share a picture of my #NotPerfectHat. Then I … Continue reading Don’t let anyone tell you to change who you are
This past week I had the lovely honour of moderating #slowchatED, and the topic was Student Voice. There was a lot of energy especially the first few days of the chat. Participants were driven to empower each other and discuss strategies and techniques they use in their classrooms to empower student voice. Let me preface this … Continue reading #SlowchatED: Educators Empowering Student Voice
My Guest blog post for #SlowChatEd week of February 2. Topic is: Empowering Student Voice in the Classroom and Beyond.
Rusul Alrubail‘s guest blog post for #slowchatED Week of February 2.
Student voice and autonomy is so important to foster in a learning environment. When students are empowered in the learning process their motivation and engagement with learning automatically increases. The results are positive for both the teacher and students when students take charge and become active agents in their own learning.
I wrote about student autonomy a few months ago here: https://medium.com/teaching-learning/student-autonomy-e56bd45a7f51
This was my most recommended and viewed post for a while, and I think it’s because so many of us believe in the power of student voice.
Student voice is important because:
- It allows students to be empowered to learn.
- It creates active agents in…
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