Daily Meaningful Student Involvement

Every day, every student all around the world should experience meaningful involvement. It doesn’t have to be special, unique, different or exceptional. It also doesn’t have to be a standardized experience.     Here are 5 ways daily meaningful student involvement can happen. Morning meetings—Every morning, there are grade school teachers that host morning meetings […]

How to Facilitate Student Voice

  It can be hard to facilitate student voice. At SoundOut, we define student voice as any expression of any student, anywhere, at any time about anything related to learning, schools and education. Trying to facilitate definition on purpose can challenge the most experienced teacher, wizened community facilitator, or determined student leader. ALL student voice can be supremely useful. […]

Place-Based Learning and Meaningful Student Involvement

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Literacy and Meaningful Student Involvement

Literacy is at the heart of Meaningful Student Involvement. Literacy is more than simply reading; its understanding, interpreting acting on, assessing, and critiquing what’s been read, learned, reported, researched or promoted. What It Is For one hundred years, educational thought leaders from John Dewey to Paulo Freire encouraged teachers to consider the depth and breadth of […]

School-to-Prison Pipeline and Meaningful Student Involvement

The school-to-prison pipeline is a social and economic practice unfairly targeting low-income students and students of color out of schools and into incarceration. Meaningful Student Involvement can disrupt this pipeline by transforming learning, teaching and leadership to focus on Student/Adult Partnerships in systemic, structured and strategic ways. What It Is Running directly from early childhood learning through whichever […]