|Note: Photo merely representational. Courtesy of: OLX|
This is how we give our students voice. Many of us are getting better at giving problems, giving questions, giving the work back to our students and letting them lead the way. What we neglect to do, however, is remember to follow them when they go somewhere.
What I learned from the adult choir a few weeks back when I observed the scene above is that we can share the stage with our students without stealing the spotlight. That performance was always about the children's choir, but when their words were picked up by the adults around them not only were the words themselves amplified, the children singing found more strength in their own voices.
Giving a space for student voice allows them to speak. Picking up and joining with their own words is how we elevate a recital into a movement.