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ERIC Number: ED371832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-5
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Involvement: The Key to Success. Involving Students in the Student Advisory Board.
Doi, Wes
Involving middle school students in decision making is an important way to make them feel that they are part of the educational process in their school, that they are part of the "school team." A key way to involve students is through the creation of a Student Advisory Board (SAB), such as the one in place at Schmucker Middle School in Mishawaka, Indiana. Usually one boy and one girl are elected to the SAB from each classroom, and they meet on a monthly basis with four teacher advisors to discuss student comments, complaints, and concerns about field trips, dances, scheduling, and class activities. The SAB student members solicit comments from their classrooms before each monthly meeting and discuss the results of the meeting with their classrooms immediately afterward. The SAB takes up very little class time and provides all students with a sense of ownership and involvement. It also provides feedback to teachers and allows both students and teachers to air complaints and relieve stress. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana