Schools often invite students to share their experiences and ideas, but how often do they invite them to become an integral part of school and classroom change? Effective learning environments see students as a diverse community of learners who are both willing to and highly capable of shaping decisions about their learning and school improvement.
CEA recently held focus groups with students at schools participating in What did you do in school today? Many students told us that they complete the survey each year, but do not see the results. When we asked if they would be interested in seeing them they responded with an enthusiastic, “yes!”