In this article, Daniel Oscar proposes engaging students by offering them opportunities for leadership in their schools. These include peer leadership opportunities, ways to honor student voice, and other methods of making schools a place where students want to be!Source:
Daniel Oscar, Edutopia, May 23, 2017Description:
How do we begin the work of engaging more students in school? Schools need to tap into the leadership potential of every student, partnering closely with faculty and staff to make school safer and more engaging and to combat boredom and loneliness.
Developing students into leaders, and in particular activating them to help their peers learn and thrive in school, helps students form deep, authentic relationships with each other. They have each other’s backs. They take care of each other in the hallways, during lunch, before and after school, and throughout the school day. They have engaging and relevant experiences together. We know from research that this approach makes a difference in terms of graduation rates, attendance, grades, and discipline infractions.
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