In the Classroom
Every young person can have a voice in the classroom. Having a voice here is every bit as important as having a voice at the whole school level. This section highlights some of the ways that this can happen and provides resources to support these practices.
Kinsale Community School: Voice in the Classroom
Materials in this section are designed for use by teachers in considering how to make voice more prominent in the classroom.
|Activating Voice in Your Classroom (PDF)||Some teaching and classroom management ideas to help you identify and maximise opportunities for voice in the classroom.|
|Key Skills Planning in Collaboration with Colleagues (PDF)||Collaborate with colleagues to enhance student voice in learning.|
|Negotiated Integrated Curriculum (PDF)||Check out how to negotiate the curriculum, including CBA’s, with your students|
|Voice in Ongoing Assessment (PDF)||Ideas on how you might highlight the role of student voice in ongoing assessment practices.|
|Voice in the Classroom: Teacher Reflection (PDF)||Use this audit tool to reflect with colleagues about student voice in the classroom|
|Teacher Peer Observation Tool (PDF)||An observation tool to support teacher peer observation of student voice practice in a classroom setting.|
It’s important to explore how young people feel about their contribution to decisions made in the classroom. These workshops support the teacher in discussing voice and agency with students.
|Voice in the Classroom: Student Workshop (PDF)||To what extent do students feel they have a voice about matters that affect them in the classroom? This workshop will help to explore the topic.|
|Agency in the Classroom: Student Workshop (PDF)||To what extent do students have the self-belief to contribute to and /or lead decision making in relation to their learning and other aspects of classroom life? Use this workshop to find out.|
For Teachers and Students:
Promote shared understanding by enabling teachers and students to discuss the practice of and potential for voice together.
|Voice in the Classroom: Student and Teacher Workshop (PDF)||This student- teacher workshop will support a joint reflection about the role of student voice in the classroom.|