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.|