- Caring about students by paying attention to them, sometimes just listening is the key to building that relationship.
- Conferring with each student and respecting their voice. Giving students a voice builds a strong student agency and relates to a lot of these points.
- Captivating lessons created for students create active learning in your classroom, which in turn drives agency.
- Consolidating lessons so that students know what it is that they should have learned so that you know what they have missed. Also helps teachers know what deficits need to be re-taught.
- Clarifying what students need by providing instructive feedback so that they can strive to solve their own problems and then support them.
- Challenging students to think outside of the box. This is where you need to create a struggle for your students and support them with their failures, but encourage their persistence. This is where grit comes from.
- Managing the classroom is an important point that can easily be checked off if you become good at some of the points above. An example would be caring for your students. This is all part of building relationships which creates a safe learning environment for all.
Source: 10 Tips for Developing Student Agency: http://gettingsmart.com/2015/12/201512tips-for-developing-student-agency/