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This book prompts readers to make their own meaning by considering a series of questions about what and how school should be.. Abundant examples and case studies from the frontlines of school change provide inspiration and ideas you can adopt or adapt for your context. Discussion prompts are included to promote and provoke conversations–both inside and outside school–with everyone who has a stake in student success (including students themselves). Working together, through collaborative inquiry and hard conversations, you will arrive at your best answers for how schools should adapt for your context and your children. Special Features Throughout the book, special features are included to help guide your inquiry. Worth Asking: Each chapter includes questions intended to prompt individual reflection or spark group discussions about featured case studies and other examples of creative community outreach. Most chapters include at least two “Worth Asking” sidebars. Share your responses with a broader community on Twitter by adding the hashtag #alltogethernow. Crib Sheet: Short, jargon-free summaries of key terms are included to ensure that everyone is talking the same language about current trends in education. Along with brief definitions, you’ll find links for additional resources and hashtags to connect with communities of practice. Try This: Watch for practical ideas that are ready to borrow or adapt. “Try This” suggestions challenge readers to apply specific activities or outreach strategies that other schools have found to be beneficial. Web Resources

Chapter 5How will we amplify student voice?
Chapter 5 How will we amplify student voice?
Suzie Boss

“Student voice is the instrument of change.”

—Russell Quaglia and Mickey Corso, Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, 2014, p. 174

How often do you hear students ask versions of these questions: Why do we need to know this? When will we ever use this? Will this be on the test? Do you dismiss such remarks as typical student banter? Or do you lean in to the conversation, knowing that students have insights worth heeding when it comes to navigating their own learning?

As schools look to increase student motivation and engagement, decrease dropout rates, and cultivate more confident, creative thinkers, amplifying student voice emerges as an invaluable ...

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