Student Voice & Choice: Increase Student Agency and Ownership of Learning

Diverse group of high school students engaged in looking at the same content

Personalized learning is not what is done to the learner or about tailoring the learning. It is about helping each learner to identify and develop the skills they need to support and enhance their own learning so that agency and self-advocacy can be realized.

– Kathleen McClaskey



After watching the very short 1.5-minute video in the resource box, take a few moments to reflect and then take some time to discuss.

Use the provided worksheet to engage in this reflection and discussion activity. There are activities for before, during, and after viewing the video.

Discuss how student’s ownership of learning magnifies both the teaching and learning process

Analyze the video [all components, including images and actions-not just the interviewees’ responses] to determine how their successes can be transferred to your school


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