Sunday, December 13, 2015

Student Voice: The Possibilities are Endless



It was great to see how the #LeadLAP crew took time to promote shared leadership from our last challenge! This week, we continue the theme of sharing the enthusiasm of what is happening in our schools, but challenge you to turn the reins over to your students. How can our number one stakeholders help tell the stories of learning from their perspective?

I had the chance to get a jumpstart on this challenge last week by creating a school blog that will consist of posts from our students, staff and parents. It is a work in progress, but you can check it out here: fmshornets.blogspot.com Shelley inspired this idea as she shared how she had created a similar blog at the district level when she served as an assistant superintendent. What better voice to tell the story of our schools?

Shelley and I now challenge you to think of how this could become a reality at your district, school or classroom. What forms of communication are you already using? How could your students take ownership in this current practice? Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are social media tools we use to share our story with our community. The posting has primarily been by our tech teacher and myself. We are now brainstorming to figure out how we can have guest student contributors. Something else we are going to do at our school is ask our students how they would like to share the story of their learning with the public. The possibilities are endless! Please share your ideas and implementation in action all week on #LeadLAP. We cannot wait to see the creativity from our #LeadLAP crew!

Have a great week!
Beth and Shelley

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