Listening to students is the surest way to foster positive habits of participation between all school members.

It is incumbent upon school leaders to initiate practices that recognize student interests. In this module, learn how to channel high expectations into personal student growth, to help struggling students and to initiate conversations among students, the school and their families.
Why Give Students a Voice?
When students meet their goals, the school will too. Learn why discovering what students expect of their school and themselves is so integral to setting a tone of excellence. View Transcript
Why Give Students a Voice?
Watch as frustrations and triumphs come together when a high school newsroom transforms into a conference room, with students at center stage as leaders of their own parent-teacher conferences. Elsewhere, anonymous surveys and open-door policies lead to honest assessments. View Transcript
Why Give Students a Voice?
See how Principal George Parker leads unique advisory groups through networks of strength, understanding, and connectedness. In Wisconsin, a community’s linguistic heritage is harnessed as a guiding framework to its school-wide learning strategy: stimulating a pride in the past now propelling students into the future. View Transcript

Collaborative Activities

Activity 1

Supporting Grieving Students

Activity 2

Student Voice

Activity 3

High Expectations

Activity 4

Improving Student Experience

Activity 5

Student-Led Conferences

Activity 6

Student Support

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Family and Community Relationships

Individual Student Profile

What the Research Shows