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Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.
It is implemented by: Teacher
It is directed at students aged: 9-11, 13-14
Target group: Class
Main subjects involved: Social studies
ICT involvement: no
Description of the practice: According to certain speaking rules the kids discuss solutions to problems concerning the class, which they write on a sheet of paper before the council starts. The council always begins with a positive input. Then the problem is introduced, the involved students explain why it´s a problem for them and what they want to change. Then all the students can suggest solutions. In the end they decide which solution to choose. One kid is responsible for the time, one for the speaking rules and one is the secretary.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why?: Because the students are taken seriously with their issues.
Support to the practice: no