Friday, June 21, 2013

Do Your Students Have Agency?

Agency in a classroom is a student's belief in their ability to succeed or complete a project with positive results. What type of narrative would your students write about their writing ability?

1. I am a terrible writer and would never be able to add an interesting ending?
2. The only reason my story makes sense is because of the teacher's edits.
3. I can't wait to share my story with the class. They will never guess the awesome ending!

Students with agency will sound like number three.
Which step do your students see themselves on?  Student number three (from above) is on the top step!