Classrooms where student voices count encourage students to be more engaged with their learning, and to connect to issues that will affect their education. In this timely book, teachers will learn how to inspire students to buy into their own learning by giving them a voice in determining, organizing, structuring, and responding to what is happening in the classroom. Throughout the book, transcripts from real children's classroom dialogues and conversations elaborate on a huge variety of classroom interactions. The book offers practical strategies that will engage students in thoughtful dialogue and discussion as a class, in groups, and with partners. Students will learn to recognize when they have a voice, when they are marginalized, and what they can do about being heard.
About the author
David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
This book is not about drama...
it's about new ways to inspire students