Student Voice?

 My point with this little wander through video is let’s advocate for student voice but not fake ones. Our students do have a voice. Most of them are childlike, full of child like ideas and most aren’t as eloquent as adults because they aren’t adults. That’s what we’re supposed to be doing, helping them develop that voice.

from: http://ideasandthoughts.org/2013/11/21/fake-and-real-student-voice/ (Dean Shareski)

and in a related post in response by Gary Stager at http://stager.tv/blog/?p=3158;

However, if one is truly committed to making the world better for kids, “voice,” is nice, but inadequate.“Voice” absent of power is often little more than propaganda or exploitation.

These two posts talked about student voice – real vs fake. Student voice – if their voice – is powerful & important for educators to hear. Allowing real student voice empowers kids. Both are good reads – how will you give your students authentic voice?

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