Student Voice Brainteaser Activities

FACILITATOR NOTES Keep the pace of lessons up-beat and energetic with these challenging mind games! All of these activities are fun, although they can be a bit frustrating at times for participants. More importantly, they can serve as great metaphors during lessons to keep participants thinking. They can be fillers before you start, during break times, or […]

Lesson Plan on Creating Roles for Students and Adults

FACILITATOR NOTES Introduction: This inquiry-based lesson plan requires a group of 4-40 students and adults. This activity was adapted from Youth Empowerment: A Training Guide (1990) created by CampFire, Inc. Goal: When this session is complete, participants should be able to… Provide the opportunity to carefully think through how to involve students in programs. Deepen understanding of the […]

Lesson Plan on Creating Roles for Students and Adults to Improve School

FACILITATOR NOTES Introduction: An inquiry-based lesson plan for 4-40 students and adult participants Goal: When this session is complete, participants should be able to… Identify their goals for Student-Adult Partnerships Understand where Student-Adult Partnerships can benefit our society Time: 40 minutes Materials: Flip chart paper and markers Space: Floors or tables with enough space for teams […]

Lesson Plan on Responsibility in Schools

FACILITATOR NOTES Introduction: Inquiry-based lesson requiring between 8-40 students and adult participants; a mixed group is required. Goal: When this session is complete, participants should be able to… Further explore the roles of power, respect and trust in Student-Adult Partnerships Prepare adults to let go of some power and students to take some responsibility Time: 120 […]

Lesson Plan on Roadblocks to Student Voice

FACILITATOR NOTES Introduction: Inquiry-based lesson plan for 4-16 students and adult participants Goal: When this session is complete, participants should be able to… Acknowledge issues and concerns Anticipate and plan for problems before they occur Time: 40 minutes Materials: Flip chart paper and markers; index cards and pens/pencils Space: Enough to accommodate whole group Considerations: Even […]