Grant Wiggins proposed a "Student's Bill of Rights" in 1996 Below are his assertions in that document.
Every student has a right to...
- Do interesting work that is useful, challenging, intriguing, or provocative;
- Work collaboratively with the teacher to make learning meaningful;
- Know the well-defined and clearly stated criteria for evaluation or grading;
- Be judged according to established criteria rather than being included in a ranking of competitors;
- Get genuine and frequent feedback, both for right now and for long-term progress toward the exit level;
- Take part in grading or scoring that will give chances to improve performance, with assessment being recursive and continual;
- Have plenty of opportunity to do work of which he or she can be proud, with revisions, self-assessment, and self-correction;
- Be able to show, often and in many ways, how well she or he is doing, especially to demonstrate strengths;
- Have available during assessment whatever resources were available during learning (calculators, rulers, reference books, physical models, etc.)
But.................I'm not only a learner and teacher, I am also an organizational team member. Try this: Re-read GW's work above substituting "organizational team member" or "employee" for the word "student."
Sound like the kind of organization you'd like to hitch your wagon to?
Got a nice ring to it, huh?