Supporting Student Agency (Teacher Perspective (Creating a classroom…
Supporting Student Agency
Supporting student initiatives creates feelings of belonging and help to establish community.
Teacher transparency - being open and honest about learning goals with students and parents.
Giving students opportunities to learn from one another.
Using personal learning goals and allowing students time to plan their learning.
Giving students a voice in assessments.
Allowing students to co-construct success criteria.
Creating a classroom community.
Spend time learning about learning.
Spend time allowing students to learn about themselves as learners.
Provide opportunities for students to voice opinions.
Let students help make decisions.
Give students choices.
Reimagining assignments that were once labeled as mandatory.
Article suggests making them "optional" instead.
Provide a menu of options?
Give students more choice?
Students expressed that they enjoy having a voice in how the classroom is set up.
Students enjoy having a choice in where to learn, how to learn, and who to learn with.
One way that they experienced the most agency was given the opportunity to plan their own day.
Creative Thursdays - totally student planned with opportunities for them to pursue interests and passions
Students shared that the importance of having trust from their teacher.
Making decisions together.
Classroom board for ideas, problems, and questions
Using pre-assessments to help them plan their own learning.
Having the opportunity to be a part of the conference process and to voice their own thoughts about their learning.