Notecard Check Ins

I really like this as a suggestion because of how ridiculously simple it is. Often, when we worry about including student voice in the classroom we tend to create overcomplicated schemes for giving them control over something or choices, thinking that we have to rearrange every minute of every class to suit their whims to be truly “respecting student voice.” Not only is that not realistic and going to wear you out pretty quickly, it’s not even necessary. Sometimes, just pausing and giving them a few minutes to write you a little feedback is incredibly valuable to you as a teacher and to them as students.