How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Most teachers struggle with low student engagement, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. “My My students don’t seem to care.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common. Otherwise, they will engage only when coerced.

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class

Edudemic

By implementing a few new engagement techniques, teachers may be able to encourage students to be more engaged in class and to put an end to boredom. The post 6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class appeared first on Edudemic.

Keeping Students Engaged During Winter Break

Where Learning Clicks

Winter break is fast upon us, and as the weather cools, our students are looking forward to free time away from the classroom. Summertime brings on the phenomenon known as the summer slide where students can lose much of what they’ve learned in the previous school year.

To tackle school climate, rethink student engagement

The Christensen Institute

These teams could strategically revamp school disciplinary measures with the goal of giving students more opportunities to reform their behavior—without sacrificing classroom learning or exacerbating their risk of run-ins with the law. In part, this has to be a conversation about race: harsh disciplinary practices represent just one barrier to ensuring that schools provide students of all racial backgrounds with a safe environment where they can learn and succeed.

Intriguing New Study On “Student Engagement” & How To Define It

Larry Ferlazzo

Ah, “student engagement.” ” A phrase used often (see The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement ), but its meaning can vary. What I find particularly intriguing, though, is how they arrived at their definition of “student engagement.”

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How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

MindShift

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. While it’s easy to envision using math picture books in elementary school classrooms, literature for older grades poses a bigger challenge.

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

Edsurge

Many of them have been immersed in apps and digital games featuring engaging user experience, or UX, since before they could read. To captivate these students, educational technology has to be more than just a container for instructional content—it has to offer the same level of engagement as the consumer apps they’re used to—in other words, a seamless and enticing UX. As every teacher knows, students are most comfortable when education doesn’t feel like an onerous task.

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching. How Dave feels about leaving the classroom.

Guest Post: “ELL Student Engagement: Learning from Immigrant Perspectives”

Larry Ferlazzo

Raquel Ríos, PhD is an education consultant and author of the book Teacher Agency for Equity: A Framework for Conscientious Engagement (Routledge, 2017). million K-12 public school students (NCES, 2016) and there is a growing number of vulnerable Latinos systematically failing academically.

3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

eSchool News

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that could be addressed differently depending on a student’s dominant mode of engagement.

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014). Then I model for the students how to prepare their reviews.

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014). Then I model for the students how to prepare their reviews.

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very first night of the inaugural #DitchBook book study Twitter chat.

How Does Classroom Design Affect Student Engagement?

techlearning

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5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Securly

In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. This reliance poses a threat to the actual retention of knowledge learned in the classroom. Gamify” the Classroom.

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

The Principal of Change

I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. They move from engaged to empowered.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

Large screen, interactive displays that facilitate student collaboration improve engagement and enhance the learning experience and are a priority for many districts as they shift away from teacher-directed pedagogy. Only 9% believe that technology is not helpful in the classroom.

The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

MIND Research Institute

It’s no secret that successfully engaging students requires educators to perform a tricky balancing act. Oversimplify a lesson and students may tune out, but plan a lesson that’s too challenging and students may become frustrated and give up.

How Flexible Seating Can Transform the Classroom and Improve Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

In traditional classrooms, students sit at desks or tables, often assigned to them. They may have limited opportunities to move around the room before an official break, but for the most part students stay at their desk or table spot.

3 strategies to keep students engaged in STEM

eSchool News

In this approach, instruction occurs through student-centered investigations focused on a specific topic driven by a set of objectives, culminating in a broadly-defined product or technique. Implementing PBL in the classroom.

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Alan November to host student engagement webinar

eSchool News

Students are not engaged in the classroom like they should be, and educators are searching for ways to bridge this gap to create the best learning environment for each of their students. Modern technologies are making it easier to engage students, but choosing the right technologies to support student engagement in the classroom is a difficult task, and one with an important goal: creating learner-centered environments in which students can thrive.

Understanding Student Engagement

eSpark

Effective 21st century educators are less concerned with running quiet, orderly classrooms, and more concerned with meeting the needs of every student and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. What does student engagement look like?

5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? Advances in technology have made it possible to make classroom learning fun, engaging and interactive. Video-conferencing classroom technologies.

The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Student Engagement

Play Like a Pirate: Fun That Doubles Student Engagement

Fractus Learning

Part of several recent conversations that I’ve had with educators have focused on different levels of student engagement. We use this to get usable data from middle and high school students by asking them to select one quadrant that best describes each of their classes.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

3 Simple Ways To Create A More Positive Classroom Atmosphere

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Simple Ways To Create A More Positive Classroom Atmosphere by TeachThought Staff Here are two questions to think about as you reflect on your daily instruction. When students enter my room, are they happy to be here? Teaching Student Engagement

Using A Jigsaw Activity To Help Every Student Engage With Literature

MindShift

John Hattie even found that it was one of the only activities in his model that helped students acquire and consolidate both surface and deep knowledge. ” His class is focused on developing specific skills around textual analysis and discussion that students will need in college.

4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. It’s true, technology can have a positive impact on student engagement, but the adage of “less is more” also applies. Allow students to upload video responses to discussion boards.

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Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

TeachThought - Learn better.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates.

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Edutopia

Heather Wolpert-Gawron Student Engagement Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom

Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions

Where Learning Clicks

Digital distractions are happening more and more in classrooms around the country, so we discuss ways to work to prevent them with your students.

When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

eSchool News

Innovation doesn’t simply involve throwing technology into a classroom. It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. Students work independently with their parents three times a week.

Design Thinking + STEM = Student Engagement!

Graphite Blog

Every year there seems to be some toy that fascinates the majority of K-5 students at my school. Whatever the "toy of the year" is, students all around the playground can be found playing and discussing it.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Pillar #5: Student Engagement and Learning Many of us firmly believe in technology’s potential to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

Keep Students Engaged Until Summer Begins

MiddleWeb

Middle school teacher Cheryl Mizerny shares a bevy of her own classroom-tested activities that are brief, enjoyable and likely to spur learning. As summer approaches, finding a balance between post-testing fluff and demanding, multi-week projects can be a challenge.