Elevating Student Voice

Author: Nelson Beaudoin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923928
Size: 63.81 MB
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This book demonstrates what schools can do to enhance student participation and engagement. It shows educators how to: - create opportunities for students to practice democracy and civic responsibility. - develop a "school for each kid" - get students to care Examples include - Community service - Peer Helpers - Peer Mediators - Student-directed programs and events - Student feedback to teachers - Student-led conferences - Students on interviewing committees - Students on the School Board - Student publications - Student speakers . . . and more Also highlighted in this book are the exciting and enriching activities of First Amendment Schools.

Student Voice And School Governance

Author: Marc Brasof
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317529774
Size: 31.36 MB
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While student voice has been well-defined in research, how to sustain youth-adult leadership work is less understood. Students are rarely invited to lead school reform efforts, and when they are, their voice is silenced by the structural arrangements and socio-cultural conditions found in schools. This volume investigates problems with the neoliberal school reform movement, and how youth-adult partnerships have resulted in more effective reforms within schools and community organizations nationally and internationally. Stemming from an eight-year ethnographic study at a civic-themed public high school, the volume highlights the process of creating a school governance structure which produces active and informed citizens. Made up of executive, legislative and judicial branches, the program gives students the power to make, implement and review school policies and practices—a model that has found to effectively distribute leadership and trigger organizational learning, and is thus at the forefront of civic education.

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Author: Nelson Beaudoin
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556942
Size: 68.72 MB
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This book proves that great things can happen when school leaders refuse to settle for business-as-usual. You can achieve success for your schools and students if you steer clear of the familiar and the comfortable. With over 34 years of experience in educational leadership, Nelson Beaudoin was Maine's 2000 NASSP Principal of The Year. His book demonstrates how to generate school-wide enthusiasm for replacing timeworn routines and procedures, give students a voice and personalize the learning process, initiate innovative programs and practices, implement comprehensive school reform, nurture an...

The Highly Engaged Classroom

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543121
Size: 35.46 MB
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Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This self-study text provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.

A Handbook Of Children And Young People S Participation

Author: Barry Percy-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267634
Size: 21.73 MB
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A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Student Voice

Author: Russell J. Quaglia
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483379787
Size: 12.42 MB
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Meaningful school reform starts with your most powerful partner—your students! When you take time to listen, you’ll find that students’ aspirations can drive your school toward exciting new goals—and when students know they’re being heard, they engage meaningfully in their own academic success. Using examples drawn from student surveys, focus groups, observations, and interviews, this groundbreaking book presents a blueprint for a successful partnership between educators and students. You’ll discover how to: Ask the right questions—and understand how to build from the answers Engage students in decision-making and improvement-related processes Implement the Aspirations Framework to guide students toward their full potential

Taking The Lead On Adolescent Literacy

Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979803
Size: 51.62 MB
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.