from member Jennifer Ansbach went viral, particularly among English teachers.
Jennifer articulates one possible reason that students are sharing their voices more right now, but a journey through NCTE’s journals shows that members have been listening and lifting up student voice in lots of ways. If you’re looking for more, check out these resources:
"Through this case study . . . I started understanding the potential for students to truly experience ownership over their education. Moreover, I learned to support through silence.”
“We recognize that when students have choice, layered with space for social justice inquiry and collaboration through digital tools, the curriculum becomes more inviting and grounded in their lived experiences.”
“Educators can use education as a site of transformation by being deliberate and intentional in their instruction to empower students to be conduits of social change. We can do this by connecting youth to the rich cultural histories they are a part of.”
“Our job, as it was years ago and still is today, is to help our students make meaningful choices. Today, those choices are often made, or should be made, in digital and global classrooms that allow students a real, varied, and wide audience for solving real problems.”
RESOURCES FOR STUDENT ACTIVISTS: