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.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common.

How To Make A Student Give Up

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If you want a child to give up, constantly emphasize their shortcomings and let them know you're doing so for their own good. The post How To Make A Student Give Up appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching How-To Student Engagement Terry Heick

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Where do students spend their time outside of school? Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Here’s a snapshot of how Snapchat works.

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class


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.

How to Keep Students Engaged With “Wow” Moments


Teacher-librarian and school library media specialist Dayna Derichs wants every one of the 600 pre-K–fifth-grade students at Wheeler Elementary to have opportunities to experience the “wow” moments that happen when technology transforms learning

To tackle school climate, rethink student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign proposed a $2 billion plan to reform K–12 school disciplinary practices. The plan marks a crucial effort to both ameliorate school climate and reduce the ratcheting up of law enforcement’s involvement in school discipline practices, particularly among minority children. The proposal calls for much-needed attention to the growing crisis of schools’ punitive disciplinary practices.

How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps

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The post How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Essential Our Most Popular Student Engagement Terry HeickKilling a learner's natural curiosity doesn't happen overnight.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

The Hechinger Report

Seventh grade students offer feedback on projects by sixth graders at Stony Brook School, where about 40 students in each grade get interdisciplinary, project-based learning. It’s a cool way to learn something,” Roman said. They seem to want to be in class.

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement


Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Look at each technology separately and how it can be applied to modern education. .

How to Protect Students From Fake News


The post How to Protect Students From Fake News appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students How To News Social Media Tools classroom featured student engagement tips for teachers zuckerberg

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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. Why Dave decided he had to be different as a teacher.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education


I was present, I did my homework, studied very hard for my finals, yet I did not raise my hand to answer questions in class. I did not like to interact much even when concepts were hard to understand. The truth is: I was not engaged in the classroom. Engagement is active.

Why Student Agency Matters

Where Learning Clicks

One of the keys to being successful is to want to be successful. What does that look like for students, and how can educators help develop that desire? The post Why Student Agency Matters appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck


Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. The post Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck appeared first on OnCUE.

Developing Confident Students Using Gradual Release Of Responsibility

TeachThought - Learn better.

To use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, students need to see others using it and who better to model it but you? The post Developing Confident Students Using Gradual Release Of Responsibility appeared first on TeachThought.

How to Help Your Students Navigate the News in a Presidential Election Year


It’s a nationwide teachable moment in which the entire country is constantly discussing a hearty list of key standards that is supposed to inform our instruction. Social studies teachers must support their students as they encounter: Major attacks on journalism.

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you.

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Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

Learn some tips and tricks about starting your own YouTube channel to support your classroom today! The post Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It!

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. Here’s how we use it.

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Voodoo Doughnuts: How to create a buzzworthy class

Ditch That Textbook

After a presentation in Portland, Oregon, in May, I was waiting to board a plane to head back home. One person stood out to me, though. So, what’s the natural thing to do to satisfy [.].

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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


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.

When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

eSchool News

It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. And as the world becomes more connected, schools are making every attempt to help students develop the skills they’ll need to be a part of that interconnected world.

Vetting Social Studies Resources Is Important. And Hard. Here’s How to Do It Well.


This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to Reinvest. How do we select and vet resources that foster engagement and deeper learning? How, then, can we support students in building these skills and ways of thinking?

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Sneaking Past the Summer Slide: How to Make the Most of Summer Without a Single Flashcard


As the school year draws to a close, I am looking forward to the laidback freedom of summer with its less hectic schedule and longer daylight hours. For me, it’s time to recharge, to reflect and to prepare to return to the classroom and library renewed with energy and ideas.

How to Increase Reading Comprehension With a Daily Dose of D.E.A.R.


It goes by many clever (and slightly ridiculous ) names, but all of those acronyms refer to the act of reading recreationally at school. A 2000 report by the National Reading Panel downplayed the effectiveness of SSR despite evidence to the contrary. helped them to learn how to read.

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What are Clickers? How to increase student engagement in the classroom using Clickers?


How to foster meaningful engagement among students is a long standing question in lecture halls. High-enrolment classes present challenges to many basic principles and established best practices in teaching and learning.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

Ask a Tech Teacher

If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. Let that include a passion to understand, connect the dots, and answer questions like, “Why?” The goal is bigger, more far-reaching, and more difficult to achieve.

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How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning


Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively.

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat


With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? How do #DLNchat-ters define community? Others stressed the building of relationships: “Community is a space, whether virtual or face-to-face, where humans (social animals) can connect, relate, love, learn, and challenge each other,” Karen Costa shared. We have to gain trust.”.

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Student Engagement: Consider Context and Relevance

Reading By Example

I’ve been reading an informational book on and off, The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets by Naveed Saleh. So far it’s been helpful for me to think more critically about my writing craft. Saleh describes the difference between active vs. passive voice, for example, and the right and wrong way to use specific words such as “about” and “affect/effect” in your writing.

How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail


Quick: In which Asian country is it customary to touch the elbow of your right arm with the fingers of your left hand when you are passing an object to another person? The average student gets just two of the ten questions right. I think the students are entertained.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


But at the K-8 River Grove School outside Chicago, the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable. the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable. Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.”

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