Student Voice



“I would like to thank OnEdSsChat for the wonderful experience, and, I would like to say that ONedSsChat has been one of the most exciting parts of my high school career.”

~ Catalina Musteata, Lead Student~

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Student voice is more than just choice. Student voice is about students co-creating their learning opportunities in partnership with educators. As educators we have a responsibility to recognize student strengths, embrace the individual capacity of each student, and celebrate diversity within each community of learners.  By doing so, students will begin to recognize their own genius, celebrate their individuality, promote their unique qualities, and advocate for themselves as learners. When students become advocates for themselves as learners, they have the skills and confidence they need to be successful. 

As educators, we need to:

pasted image 0 (1)→  Listen to our students and learn about what is important to them

→  Provide the valuable and critical feedback based on their strengths

→  Celebrate the ‘hiccup’ moments that students have and encourage them to persevere


Of course, no voice is more important than a student’s voice to help educators understand why student voice must be valued. Here is what a few Ontario students had to say…


Interested in learning more about student voice? We hope you will explore some of these wonderful Ontario based resources:

Student Voice: Transforming Relationships
Edugains: Student Voice possibilities
Ministry of Education: Student Voice