The 2018 State of the Kid survey by the Highlights organization reveals appreciation for teachers is increasing among kids aged 6-12. And tweens are finding their voice and aspire to use it for change. But areas of concern remain, explains Editor in Chief Christine Cully.
Category: Student Voices
How can you support your middle schoolers in peaceful and productive advocacy for equity and social justice? EL Education’s Anne Vilen shares the courageous story of immigrant Atak Natali to show how supportive teachers can help students come together to work for justice.
Recognizing that his gifted ninth graders possessed a fresh perspective on their middle school teacher experience, veteran educator and author Jim Delisle asked his classes to share their thoughts. What he learned may not surprise you, but it’s certainly food for thought.
Last year 8th grade teacher Brian Kelley began podcasting conversations with his student writers. Through conferring, he says, teachers let adolescents know that their voices matter “and their explanations can make us better teachers.” Kelley shares three samples.
The founders of What Kids Can Do share a selection of middle grades student voices expressing what teachers can do to help all kids be successful.