Getting to Know Students Deeply

By Shane Safir
October 5, 2017

This blog explores ways to use student voice as a form of data to help improve culturally responsive teaching practices. The author poses the question, “how do we know we’re culturally responsive if we’re not listening to our students?”. She details 6 ways to collect valuable information from students including:

  • one-on-one interviews,
  • focus groups,
  • feedback interviews,
  • student shadowing,
  • classroom participation tracker, and
  • academic language tracker.

This article provides tips to help teachers listen to students. By analyzing the data mentioned above, teachers can know students more deeply and reflect on teaching practices to better engage and scaffold learning for all students.

Source Organization: Edutopia

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