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As a full-time education consultant, Allison Zmuda works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. Over the past fifteen years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered practical strategies of how to get started.

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Student VoiceStudent Voice Live! had its inaugural meeting in New York City this past weekend. The mission of the organization absolutely aligns with ours: to create an international network of empowered students by providing them with the tools they need to use their voice in policy discussions. The focus of Student Voice is to create personalized paths for learning.

If you are disappointed that you missed the live event, Student Voice hosts weekly chats on their Twitter Feed @Stu_Voice on Monday evenings at 8:00 PM EST.

Here is an excerpt from a Student Post designed to inspire a change in leadership, by Clement Coulston.

The variety of choices one has identified can demand change, which can be challenging yet invigorating, depending on the experience at the particular moment. Many times, change is a controversial theory for leaders, due to the possible risk it may entail. I propose for oneself to ask, is risk a roadblock or a springboard for my/our potential action?

Rather than elaborating further on this topic, this post is a catalyst for you to consider the notion of change and risk, in deeper contemplation. Think about your past experiences and reflect on the following open-ended questions:

  1. What are ways in which you self-identify your comfort level with a given degree of risk?
  2. Do you believe that the ability to handle risk effectively and professionally is a key competency of a leader? Why do you think so?
  3. How would you describe the current level of risk that is in schools today? Are students encouraged to take risks?

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