Review of Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework. This report by The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research says youth need to develop self-regulation, mindsets, knowledge and skills, and values. An infographic illustrates the framework. A research brief summarizes the report’s key points.
Arina Bokas, editor of Kids’ Standard Magazine, and Rod Rock, Superintendent of Clarkston Community Schools in Clarkston, Michigan, explore the role of the arts, maker and tinkering, and projects in boosting student agency.
A summary of a Harvard report: The Influence of Teaching: Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency. This middle grade study offers 10 useful tips for teachers but misses the critical role of school models and culture.
Take a look at how the Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon allows students to direct their instructional program. It makes the case for proficiency-based learning supported with online tracking technology. Consider how this information may be applied to your school or classroom.
One of the best ways to boost student agency is to allow them to define a project. Bonnie Lathram learned about student-defined work at Big Picture where she served as a teacher and trainer. She offers 10 tips (and an infographic) for initiating student-led projects.
This video explores how education must adapt to properly prepare students for college and career readiness. Nick Donohue discusses how student centered learning can be used to meet the needs of most students. Note: the video is actually about 13 minutes long (contrary to the length posted above).
In this Google Hangout with Marie Bjerede, we discussed factors contributing to student agency including instructional strategies and school model features like advisories that are key to boosting agency.