I am deeply interested in tools that support students' ownership of their learning and growth and have done a lot of work with portfolios. A challenge I've found with both paper and digital portfolios with middle school students is that students' reflection and curation work doesn't seem to come from an authentic place. Curious to hear others' ideas about what helps students feel invested in portfolio work.
I love the clarity of this idea -- humanizing one another by having authentic experiences OUTSIDE of "role." I think I'm especially struck today because I'm right in the middle of reading The New Jim Crow.