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Seeking Student Input

Teaching is a profession that involves a lot of input. We receive input from research, other professionals, parents, administration and local and national government. But one thing we often overlook is the invaluable input we can receive from those most important to our practice- our students. Although sometimes biased, student feedback can provide great positive gains for our teaching.
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Seeking Student Input
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    20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    Not sure where to start when trying to create a warm and safe learning environment for students? Check out this great article with twenty tips that will help make your students feel safe and cared for. These tips are great!
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    Including Student Voice

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    I love this article! It really goes into detail about why we should care about student voice and what it looks like in the classroom. It recognizes the connection between problem-based learning and increased student contribution in classes.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This pinterest board has some suggestions for what a classroom suggestion box could look like, and potential templates that you could use in conjunction. I love the idea of calling it a worry box so that students can add anything that they are concerned about. I also love the template that allows for shout outs to other students. Great idea!
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This article suggests using a suggestion box to make sure that students can be heard at any time throughout the year- even the students who don't like to participate! Although I imagine that many of the ideas would not be realistic, I love that students have an outlet to share their ideas. In my classroom, I would expand the intention of this box to include incident reports, such as bullying.
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    5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    So we know that we can use survey's to gain access to student input, but what are some other ways we can give our students a stronger voice in the classroom. Check out this article to explore some additional ideas, such as allowing students choice when completing classwork and projects.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This slideshow focuses on Gifted Education but has lots of useful ideas for all students. It discusses the reasons why we want student input, and how knowing more about them can help us to be better teachers. It also shows how you can use google forms to create student surveys and how to access results in a meaningful way.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This video gives one teacher's perspective about why she values student feedback and how she uses it to inform her future teaching. She talks about using end of course survey's as well as temperature checks throughout the year.
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