4/4/19 – Student Trust and Agency – Jeffrey Austin (@MrAustinA2)

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#Mastery Chat Questions for Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Topic: Student Trust and Agency
Moderator: Jeffrey Austin (@MrAustinA2)


(8:00 ET) Intro/Welcome: Welcome to #MasteryChat! Just for fun, share your favorite Spring Break GIF with us.

(8:05 ET) Q1. Trust and agency can sometimes be used as buzzwords, but we know that students need them to have great educational experiences.  How do you define these terms so that they’re meaning and useful to you and your students? #MasteryChat

(8:10 ET) Q2 Giving students increased agency can be challenging for a variety of reasons.  Let’s be reflective and share vulnerability: what are the challenges, obstacles, and barriers to trusting students to use their agency in our learning spaces? #MasteryChat

(8:20 ET) Q3 When students are allowed to use their agency to make significant choices about what they’re learning and how they’re learning it, classrooms can become more culturally responsive.  What are specific ways that you’ve shifted your teaching and learning environment to be more student-centered? #MasteryChat

(8:30 ET) Q4 A significant way to show students you trust them is to give them a say in how they’re graded and evaluated.  How have you modified your grading practices and protocols to be more student-centered? #MasteryChat

(8:40 ET) Q5 “Gotcha” compliance assessments show distrust of students by assuming they didn’t do what was assigned or that they’re putting on over on us. What changes can we make to our assessment protocols and procedures to eliminate “gotcha” compliance assessments? #MasteryChat

(8:45 ET) Q6 Students sometimes have a difficult time transitioning from trust-poor compliance environments to trust-rich environments where they can use their agency.  How can we support them in using their agency in environments where this might not be the norm? #MasteryChat

(8:50 ET) Q7 What are two concrete steps can you take during the rest of this school year to increase the level of student trust and agency in your learning environment? #MasteryChat

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