As a Teacher, Why Should I Make Student Agency a Priority

Why does student agency matter anyway? In this episode, we’ll explore the importance of student agency and why it matters more than ever in today’s classroom. We’ll close with useful tips that can provide a jumpstart for educators.
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September 25, 2019
Episode Guests
Keisha Rembert is a passionate learner who is social justice and equity-focused always.  She has taught middle school ELA and United States History and now teaches preservice teachers. Laurie Manville is an ELD teacher and Instructional Coach at Brookhurst Junior High in Anaheim Union High School District. She enjoys helping her students figure out what they are meant to do in life and guiding teachers in lesson design creation. Sarah Ottow is the founder and CEO of Confianza. In the US, she has served as a classroom teacher to inner-city students, ESL teacher to marginalized neighborhood communities and bilingual reading specialist. She is the author of The Language Lens for Content Classrooms: A Guide for K-12 Educators of English and Multilingual Learners.

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