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Student Voice Matters

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Student voice can improve classrooms and outcomes for students. A project of Youth on Board and Boston Student Advisory Council (Student voice matters!


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A student voice "photo booth".

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The student voice matters site  was created by Youth on Board and the Boston Student Advisory Council.

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What “Instructional Tolerance” means and why it matters…

What “Instructional Tolerance” means and why it matters… | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
Grant Lichtman wrote a great post on ‘Teaching the Death of Compromise” that I found really essential. But one quote caught as I read past — ”In school or at home we would never countenance such a…
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How teachers use their power to change the rules to suit them.
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How Teachers Can See Students’ Identities As Learning Strengths

How Teachers Can See Students’ Identities As Learning Strengths | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
Teachers develop lessons that are more relevant by asking students for critiques and giving them some teaching responsibilities.
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Ontario’s Student Voice Initiative: Looking back.

Ontario’s Student Voice Initiative: Looking back. | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
Over the last year (and my first in retirement), I have done some thinking about my work as the provincial lead for the Ontario's Student Voice Initiative (read more about this is my first post). There were  three key short-term goals for the initiative including: Re-engaging students and close the achievement gap by learning more…
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Looking back over the successes and problems with SV initiatives in Ontario.
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Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
When teachers survey their classes at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.
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Using student surveys to improve results.
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The System Works* – EduShyster

The System Works* – EduShyster | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
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Edushyster interviews a young student on the effects of "no excuses" charters on students.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Student Voice and Choice

5-Minute Film Festival: Student Voice and Choice | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
When students feel that that their opinions and ideas are valued, they're more engaged with their education. Watch these 7 videos for ideas on how to give your students more agency in school.
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Once labelled the ‘do as you like’ school, Summerhill prepares to pick up Government recognition

Once labelled the ‘do as you like’ school, Summerhill prepares to pick up Government recognition | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
A Suffolk school is set to receive parliamentary recognition for its alternative approach to education.
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VicSRC - Victorian Student Representative Council :: Moving on up: VicSRC Transition Report

VicSRC - Victorian Student Representative Council :: Moving on up: VicSRC Transition Report | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing secondary students in Victoria. Our vision is to make student voices heard at all levels and strengthen the capacity of Student Representative Councils to make a diff
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Student views on making the transition from primary to secondary school a better experience.

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Is year 9 the worst school year for students and teachers?

Is year 9 the worst school year for students and teachers? | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
An anonymous teacher discovered that being head of year 9 is seen as a poisoned chalice. When she investigated why, pupils described a time of harrowing change
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"Social media came up constantly. Year 9 is when things get “dark” on social media, they said, even though many weren’t supposed to be networking on these sites so young."

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Voice and Choice: It’s More Than Just "What"

Voice and Choice: It’s More Than Just "What" | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
Consider letting students decide what they want to study, who they want to work with, what outcomes they expect, and where and when they do their work.
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" While having students express voice and choice in their products is one great option, let's consider more opportunities to create engagement and student-centered learning."
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Student Voice and Aspirations: The Key to Unlocking School Potential

Student Voice and Aspirations: The Key to Unlocking School Potential presented by Dr. Russell Quaglia at the PDE Data Summit Dr. Quaglia shares his work on s...


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Not just about SV and the impact it has on student academic achievement but also about things like the importance of knowing students' hopes and dreams.

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Student Voice = Student Choice

Student Voice = Student Choice | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
As an educator, I value every word my students write or speak when it comes to their learning journey.  Listening to my students and applying their ideas, concerns, and aspirations has led me to improve my role as a lead learner in what I consider 'our' learning community (formerly known by some as a classroom).…
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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD program helps teachers hear ‘Student Voice’

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD program helps teachers hear ‘Student Voice’ | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it

Educators in Grapevine-Colleyville schools are tapping an under-utilized resource in the effort to make their teaching more effective: getting feedback from the students themselves.


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Classrooms of the future: Giving students ownership

IRA TWP. - Patti Lowhorn wants her students to take ownership of their education. 
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Giving kids control of seating.
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How Meaningful Feedback for Teachers and Students Improves Relationships

How Meaningful Feedback for Teachers and Students Improves Relationships | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
A National Teacher of the Year demonstrates how he regularly tries to improve his teaching practice, this time by giving and getting more authentic feedback.
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The teacher "asks his students for specific feedback about how he’s serving them as a teacher." (Includes a video).
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Student Voice Counts

Student voice is a powerful force. When students share their perspectives and work with peers and adults in school to address issues and solve problems, amazing things happen in schools. Visit https://www.panoramaed.com/student-voice for more information and resources.
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Students at one US high school talking about why SV matters.
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Vt. High School Takes Student Voice to Heart

Vt. High School Takes Student Voice to Heart | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
At Harwood Union High School, students are deeply involved in shaping school life—including teaching and learning practices.
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A Vermont school where student voice is central. One of the "biggest lesson (s)" for teachers " was how to stop talking and create space for students to talk".
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Command and Control Schools

Today, I toured a middle school in the region where I live. Listening to an adult school leader explaining the school to me, I heard several the cues that routinely concern me: “Our students …
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Examines schools with meaningful student involvement.
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Student Voice in School Building Leadership

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Over view of SV in the USA.
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As Long As We’re Silent, Nothing Will Change | EduShyster

As Long As We’re Silent, Nothing Will Change | EduShyster | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
It will make a difference when they see how many of us are here today.They can see how much we care. Education is a right and we’re fighting for it.—Yohanalis Estrella, Brighton High
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Students in Boston protesting against huge cuts to school budgets.
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Student voice research in the United States— Finding opportunities to make a difference in an era of accountability | BERA

Student voice research in the United States— Finding opportunities to make a difference in an era of accountability | BERA | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it
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An overview of the ways student voice can be enabled in elementary schools.

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If you want to improve your teaching, let students co-plan your lessons

If you want to improve your teaching, let students co-plan your lessons | Student Voice Australia | Scoop.it

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"Not only has it had a significant impact on classroom practice, but it provides valuable opportunities for student voice and this has a measurable impact on the quality of learning."

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Student voice: Education is killing students' curiosity

Michael Hardy, a student at North Liverpool Academy, answers the question 'Are schools getting in the way of education?'

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The Power of Youth Engagement

  Beyond the research, statistics and reports, there’s a simple truth about youth engagement: When young people experience sustained connections to the worlds within and around them, the…...

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The Rethinkers

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Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools is a youth organizing and leadership development organization that uses participatory education and action research to build organizing and leadership skills of New Orleans youth.

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