Training for Student Decision-Makers

Training for student decision-makers: All students are engaged in constant and meaningful decision-making opportunities in their own education, school-wide and community issues. Schools train students and adults to be effective and empowered members of decision-making groups. There are two primary types of decisions students can make as decision-makers in schools. Individual Decisions: These are decisions […]

Learning to Learn

Learning to learn is at the core of Meaningful Student Involvement. Teaching students about learning styles and multiple intelligences can foster Meaningful Student Involvement in numerous ways by empowering students to take charge of their own learning. More soon! More Info SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum Learning from Meaningful Student Involvement  

Principles of Student/Adult Partnerships

When schools foster Meaningful Student Involvement, they are moving beyond simply listening to student voice. Instead, students and educators are working to nurture authentic partnerships throughout learning, teaching and leadership that require nothing short of equity, and not equality. The following principles were identified by students and adults working together in order to help schools understand what Student/Adult Partnerships […]

Personalized Learning and Meaningful Student Involvement

Personalized learning is a key to infusing Meaningful Student Involvement in classrooms. Through student/adult partnerships focused on creating highly-relevant, deeply rigorous and substantive relationships, every student in every classroom in every school can experience Meaningful Student Involvement. Personalization focuses on reciprocal relationships between students and educators. In numerous ways, classroom teachers must get to know their students and […]

Help Us Help Ourselves: Creating Supportive Learning Environments With Students

“The essence of the demand for freedom is the need of conditions which will enable an individual to make his own special contribution to a group interest, and to partake of its activities in such ways that social guidance shall be a matter of his own mental attitude, and not a mere authoritative dictation of […]