I recently had the pleasure of seeing a teacher foster agency in their class. As I entered the class, I saw students recording some notes on the board next to their names.
When I later asked the teacher what they were recording, he said that they had spent some time looking over their own writing and were recording what they needed to focus on developing to improve.
They then had a chance to meet with the teacher to discuss how they could do this and they would make some decisions on how they would act on what they had learned, make changes in line with what they had learned and then have a chance to revisit their goal.
After looking at the notes that had been recorded, I was impressed by how specific and relevant their goals were, and was left wondering how else we could foster this level of agency in our students.