The Essential Question

  • At what age should a student make all of their decisions, and what role should school play in ensuring the success of this transition?

Other Discussion Questions

  • What strikes you as noteworthy about this scene?
  • In our classes and after-school activities, who makes most of the decisions – students or adults?
  • Have we asked students how they feel about their role in decision-making?  Whether they feel their voice is heard?
  • What daily tasks could we turn over to our students that would give them more experience in making decisions?
  • Do we pay more attention to suggestions and complaints when they come from students versus parents?
  • What micro-innovations could we try that would give students more decision-making experience?