Collaborating with Students in
Teaching, Decision Making, and Advocacy

The Untapped Resource

Participants explore ways in which students can collaborate with adults to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Topics include:

  • Students as instructors in cooperative group learning, partner learning, and co-teaching arrangements
  • Students as advocates for themselves and others by developing accommodations and modifications for themselves and others, acting as peer mediators, and serving on IEP and transition planning teams
  • Students as active decision makers who establish classroom and school rules, provide feedback to teachers and administrators, and serve on school committees such as the school board.

Length: 1 1/2 to 3 hours

“This book reveals how powerful learning could be”

This book reveals how powerful learning could be if students and educators shared more of the teaching responsibilities! Involving students in the teaching experience helps them learn more academically and do more socially.

Peggy King-Sears, Professor
George Mason University