Letting students have a voice in what and how they learn provides an opportunity for them to see themselves in their curriculum. Not only does this increase engagement, but it also gives students a strong context for their learning that helps scaffold new learning. When students have that strong context, they can start applying their learning in real and meaningful situations.
- Why Use Student Voice & Choice?
- Watch this video to learn more about why using student voice and choice in your classroom can help with student engagement.
- Starter Kit
Here are some strategies for using student voice and choice in your classroom.
Source: UDL Guidelines
- Additional Resources
Voice and Choice: It's More Than Just "What" (Edutopia)
Gold Standard: Student Voice & Choice (PBLWorks)
- This article focuses on a World Language class, though the ideas can be used across content areas.
Making Student Agency Sustainable (Catlin Tucker)
Are you a curator or a dumper? (Cult of Pedagogy)
Student Voice & Choice (Vermont Agency of Education)