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My Voice provides educators with a powerful tool for understanding both what motivates and inspires students to achieve, and how well students believe their school is meeting those objectives. My Voice is a powerful tool for initiating innovative, meaningful school reform.
Student-teacher relationships, which can be powerful contributors to student engagement and academic success, are in need of improvement; moreover, perceptions of studentteacher relationships appear to weaken, rather than strengthen, through the middle school and into the high school years. – At all levels of secondary education, students need to be more engaged—and trends across the grade levels suggest this problem gets worse, not better, the longer students are in school; and – While learning in school in general is perceived as important, it is not perceived as particularly relevant to many students’ lives, and this perceived relevance generally declines as students progress through school.
This document needs to be read and read well for those looking to change the culture of their building.