Does Academic Achievement Happen Other Places?

Hazel Owen is a spectacular educational consultant in New Zealand. Recently, after reading an article I wrote, she asked me a number of questions. Today, I’m addressing this one: “How, given that what ‘achievement’ comprises is set by the society from which some youth disengage, can a sense of achievement be felt by these youth without compromisingContinue reading “Does Academic Achievement Happen Other Places?”

Adult-Driven Student Voice

Student Voice is any expression of any learner anywhere, all the time, about anything related to learning, schools, and education. It doesn’t depend on adult approval, it doesn’t need specific spaces or energies, and is always present wherever students are. The question generally is whether adults in education want to hear what’s being said. If a studentContinue reading “Adult-Driven Student Voice”