Student Agency Research
Interested in learning more about the research basis of student agency and our work at Gateway? This annotated bibliography provides a starting point for understanding current research.
Menu of college readiness indicators and supports
College Readiness Indicator Systems Resource Series. Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2014
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities, Stanford University
This publication provides both an outline and recommendations for shaping college and career readiness at the classroom, school and district levels. It is part of a larger series that supports that work.
Belonging and Becoming: The Power of Social and Emotional Learning in High Schools
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2015
Cervone, B. & Cushman, K.
This book focuses on how five high schools have supported Social and Emotional Learning for their students. Because the schools vary in their size, demographics and structures, there are resources and ideas for educators in a variety of settings.
Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2004
This book examines how the language we use shapes our expectations for students and supports their student agency. It is especially helpful for professional development and coaching teachers to shape student success in small ways.
Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives
Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
This book is a complement to Choice Words. It examines even more specifically how our words as educators can foster students’ mindset about learning.
Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2015
Singleton, Glenn E
This book examines strategies and topics to discuss race and equity in schools. We have used this book to shape our professional development to support all students’ belonging and thriving in our school. The conversation protocol has been especially helpful.