How giving students "voice" can improve instruction

05/28/2013 | Huffington Post, The

In this blog post, Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation, shares the story of kindergarten teacher Annie Emerson who teaches in Lee County, Fla., where more educators are incorporating student feedback into their instructional decisions. Based on student feedback, Emerson implemented more time for math and reading and incorporated real-world math into her curriculum. "The students realized they had 'voice' -- for them, having that at age five was a pretty big deal," Emerson said.

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