You don’t learn, if you don’t listen

From my experience working as a facilitator, there is nothing more powerful than authentic student voice from the school’s context. I vividly remember one twice-exceptional boy saying “the teachers here see the curriculum as a path through the forest, and there is only one path. They don’t see that we could make our own way through the forest, which would be more interesting, and still end up at the same destination.” This quote sparked powerful change within the staffroom, because it came from their “kid”.