Rate How Student-Centered Your Learning Environment Is: Implement Practices That Are Purposeful & Valuable to Students

Two elementary students wear safety goggles as they compete a science activity using flasks filled with blue liquid.

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.

– Maria Montessori

This activity is designed for your school leaders and teachers.

Take a minute and write down some thoughts on what Transforming the Student Experience
means to you?

Watch the below video to see an example of what a student-centered experience looks like.

Rate and provide evidence as to whether your school is providing a student-centered
experience schoolwide using the following definition and scale:

A student-centered experience is driven by student voice; prioritizes the development of
self-knowledge and student agency; and ensures all students experience an engaging,
empowering, and inclusive learning environment.


  1. Not at all
  2. Somewhat
  3. For the most part
  4. Totally

A score of one reflects that there is little being done intentionally schoolwide. A four would suggest that you have explicit structures and practices schoolwide to support this.

Discuss and work together to agree on a rating as a team and provide evidence.

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