Our last day of school went something like this:
Teacher: Ok everyone we are going to get ready for our movie now.
Student: Miss Duff I don't want to watch the movie.
Teacher: Ohhh! So what do you want to do?
Student: I want to talk.
Student 2: Ya Miss Duff, I don't want to watch the movie too.
Well, the students have spoken! Would you believe they did just what they wanted - and talked about what they would miss from online school, things they enjoyed, and a lot of goodbyes. There is a beauty in knowing that students can feel so comfortable in a classroom to voice their opinion and be heard.
Check out this monograph to learn more about student voice.