There are several reasons for giving students more voice in their own education. Having more choice allows a student to feel more engaged in the educational process. It also makes education more relevant and teaches them to see education more as a way to find the answers they seek than as a task that must be endured. Education becomes more personalized, more learner-centered and schools adapt to fit student needs as much as possible in an environment where student needs vary.

There are many ways to include student voice in the classroom, though these ways may vary depending on grade level and the level of use of technology in schools. The incorporation of student voice is particularly important at the secondary level because it makes high school more meaningful and allows students to learn more about themselves and their goals for the future. Some schools are even using Twitter chats as a way to boost student voice.

Read the full article about increasing student voice by Amelia Harper at Education Dive.