Shadow a Student
What is this?
The Shadow a Student Challenge, a collaborative effort of various education organizations, describes this method as “seeing school through your student’s eyes, identifying meaningful opportunities to improve the school experience for your students, and then taking action to create change at your school site.”
When should I use this?
Consider shadowing students when the policy question you’re researching directly or indirectly affects students. Shadowing students is a time-intensive method that requires a lot of preparation.
More about this...
Many education policies like seat time requirements and class size limits have direct effects on students. Others have indirect or unintended effects on students. Shadowing students is a way to get a firsthand account of how education policies affect them or to understand the context in which future policies will be implemented.