Are We Taking Our Students’ Work Seriously Enough?
a colleague’s ladder metaphor. He labeled the rungs:
4. Assigned but informed
5. Consulted and informed
6. Adult-initiated, share decisions with children
7. Child-initiated and directed
8. Child-initiated, share decisions with adults
Hart, who was born in England, says: “People think American children already have a lot of voice. I thought the same thing when I first came here. But having rights implies being listened to, as well as speaking, and being taken seriously. Being listened to is even more important than having the freedom to make a lot of noise.”