Tools for Student Engagement

Tools for Student Engagement

Community Conversations for High School Students: A Facilitator’s Guide for Student Discussion Groups

The Five-Point Whole Child Action Agenda

Guiding Questions

Facilitator Feedback

Students are experts in school reform; they understand their peers and have the intuition to identify the methods of teaching that are most effective and valuable to their education. When students are given a meaningful voice in shaping the environment of the school, they develop a shared investment in shaping the school identity. This resource will serve as a facilitator’s guide to help students prepare for and lead a student discussion that inspires conversation and answers the following questions:

  • What does educating the whole child mean to students? What do students understand about the initiative, and what is still unclear?
  • What are the students’ reactions to this initiative?
  • What is the students’ role in this initiative?