Student Voice

  • Increasing student voice in schools helps create a shift towards a more positive school climate (Mitra, 2003)
  • By gathering input from and involving students in RTI2-B, we move from things being “done to them” to “working with them”
  • If RTI2-B is a school wide program, then we need input from all members of the school community. This includes staff, parents, and, above all else, STUDENTS
  • Giving students a voice in school priorities and reforms is an effective way to improve student outcomes (Mitra, 2006)
  • Student input into school systems and messages is the critical factor in student engagement
  • Giving students a VOICE ensures student friendly language and actions Kids listen to Kids