When students feel their voices are heard the engagement increases along with the learning of the students AND the teacher. What does it mean to encourage student voice and how do we do it? Here are lots of ideas!
All student have a voice. Some students share their voice often, some rarely, and some almost never.
We want to hear from ALL of our students. But what does encouraging student voice really mean?
How do we creatively incorporate ways for students to showcase themselves in our lessons? And how can we use student voice to measure our own effectiveness?
In a recent #Ditchbook Twitter chat moderated by David Platt, we talked all about how to maximize student voice and the participants had tons of ideas to share.
- mobile devices
- creative lesson planning
- tools and apps
- evaluative lesson effectiveness
- … and more!
Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below!
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
- They happen every Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Mountain / 9 p.m. Central / 10 p.m. Eastern.
- They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
- Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)
- New to Twitter? Want to know the basics? Check out my Twitter guide for teachers.
- Want to sign up for Twitter? Here are the directions.
- Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!
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