SoundOut offers several research-driven, practice-proven publications. They include guides, a curriculum, research reports and other tools for anyone who wants to learn more about Meaningful Student Involvement, student voice or student engagement. Learn more below, or for assistance contact us.
1. Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook
(374 pgs, 2017, $69.95) The new mastery guide focused on student voice, student engagement, student/adult partnerships and more. Containing tons of details, this book is focused on engaging all students in every school as partners in every facet of education for the purpose of strengthening their commitment to learning, community and democracy.
2. SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum: Teaching Students to Change Schools
(378 pgs, 2012, $99.95) A collection of twenty-seven lesson plans, a facilitator’s guide, a student handbook and an evaluation guide designed to teach high school students about how they can become partners in changing schools. Order
3. The Guide to Student Voice
(66 pgs, 2014, $24.95) With a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today! Order
4. School Boards of the Future: A Guide to Students as Education Policy-Makers
(54 pages, 2014, $15.00) A manual highlighting examples, tips, promotional information and resources, as well as steps to implement student involvement. It also provides state-by-state profiles of students on school boards across the United States. Order.
5. The Guide to Meaningful Student Involvement
(60 pgs, 2014, FREE) Highlighting a practical framework, important considerations, and real-world examples, this Guide is all about engaging students throughout education. Recommended for anyone interested in student voice, student empowerment, student engagement, or building community in schools. Download.
6. Meaningful Student Involvement Resource Guide
(35 pgs, 2003, FREE) (35 pgs, 2003, FREE) This guide provides descriptions and annotations for dozens of publications, toolkits, organizations, and websites that support student voice throughout education. Download.
7. Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement
(40 pgs, 2004, FREE) A collection of examples of meaningful student involvement in action in schools. These anecdotes illustrate various approaches to engaging student voice in school by exploring the applications of engaging students throughout education in dozens of diverse schools. Download.
8. Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide
(36 pgs, 2004, FREE) This booklet can give advocates a “leg up” in their research needs by illustrating the breadth of research available about engaging student voice throughout education. This Guide highlights 14 research studies and includes a useful listing of research available.Download.
9 SoundOut Student Engagement Conditions Assessment
(10 pgs, 2010, FREE) Elements that affect student engagement include culture, student involvement, motivation, sustainability, student readiness, adult readiness, evaluation and barriers. Each of these are covered within the tool. This tool can be used by students and adults together, or students or adults alone. Open
10. Meaningful Student Involvement Idea Guide
(8 pgs, 2003, FREE) Focusing on practical implementation of meaningful involvement, this brief guide is for students, teachers, principals and others who want something immediate and powerful to happen. Download.
11. Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Inclusive School Change
(28 pgs, 2003, FREE) Working from the assumption that students are excluded from school reform, this guide provides basic information for rebalancing that injustice. Pulling together broad research to support this need, it also shares interesting examples of how its done. Download.
12. Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners in School Change
(28 pgs, 2005, FREE) Highlighting a practical framework, important considerations, and real-world examples, this Guide is all about engaging students throughout education. Recommended for anyone interested in student voice, student empowerment, student engagement, or building community in schools. Download.
13. Meaningful Student Involvement Toolbox
(17 pages, 2015, FREE) Packed with research, resources and examples of student/adult partnerships throughout education. Research-driven, practical approaches to transforming schools are featured throughout. Open
14. Student Voice Toolbox
(14 pages, 2015, FREE) Complete with examples and tools for practical, purposeful action throughout classrooms and schools. This toolbox serves as a concrete study of student voice, features REAL examples of powerful action, and a lot more! Open
15. Student Engagement Toolbox
(21 pages, 2015, FREE) Helps readers identify, understand and explore where, how, when and why students form sustained connections throughout schools. It can also assist with planning, research, teaching and evaluating student engagement. Open
16. Barriers to School Transformation
(9 pages, 2015, FREE) Identifies many of the different challenges, struggles, opportunities and possibilities for things that may stop Meaningful Student Involvement, student voice, student engagement and student/adult partnerships. Includes dynamic examinations, explorations, tips, action plans and more. Open
17. Students on School Boards Toolbox
(10 pages, 2014, FREE) An in-depth expose on roles for students in school policy-making. Highlights data from across the US showing where students are on boards, what roles they have, and much more. Open
18. United States Student Voice Directory
(54 pages, 2015, FREE) A collection of tools from across the U.S. Featuring research, organizations, individuals and other info, these tools come from across the entire nation. Open
19. Canadian Student Voice Directory
(21 pages, 2015, FREE) A collection of examples, research, organizations and individuals from across Canada. Information here includes websites, books, papers and more. Open
20. SoundOut Lesson Plans for Student Adult Partnerships
A FREE collection of outlines for teachers, students, community partners and other people who want to facilitate Meaningful Student Involvement. Includes 25+ workshop topics related to communication, project planning and more. Open
21. Student Voice and Bullying
(10 pgs, 2012, FREE) This SoundOut Focus Paper illustrates how bullying is a form of student voice, and using examples and tips, shows how embracing student voice can reduce bullying.
22. Meaningful Student Involvement Planning Guide
(15 pgs, 2010, FREE) This thorough planning guide explores how educators, students and advocates can work together to infuse democracy, community and learning throughout student voice activities. By taking a systemwide approach, this guide carefully lead users through the dozens of ways Meaningful Student Involvement can transform education, and helps them devise a clear pathway to action.
23. Meaningful Student Involvement Deep Assessment
(25 pgs, 2013, FREE) This tool is meant to be a challenge to you. If you think your classroom, school, district, or state agency is involved in any of the following, this tool is meant for you: Meaningful Student Involvement; Student Voice; Listening to Students; Students as Partners in School Change; Student Engagement; Student-Led Learning; Flipped Classrooms; and/or Student/Adult Partnerships. Practitioners of service learning, experiential learning, student-driven technology usage, and other student-inclusive processes may appreciate this tool too.
24-35. SoundOut Student Voice Series
(11 Volumes, 2016, $159.39) An introduction to the theory of Meaningful Student Involvement by expert practitioner Adam Fletcher, founder of SoundOut. The books in this series define terms and share mental models; detail benefits; share how to plan action; detail what action looks like; identify learning opportunities; explore how to teach students about school; examine potential barriers and how to overcome them; address assessment; and detail the ultimate outcomes of Meaningful Student Involvement. Out Of Print