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.

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. Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Learn, Collaborate, and Succeed by Paul Solarz.

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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.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

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How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

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. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

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. The following are some of the benefits I have noticed when kids engage in design thinking.

Keep Students Engaged Until Summer Begins

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

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.

(Re)Defining Student Engagement

Reading By Example

“The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned.” Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways.

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

Edutopia

John McCarthy Student Engagement Key strategies to ensure student engagement include being authentic, introducing units with meaningful launch events, and letting students know what outcomes to expect

4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student)

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Harley Center Student Engagement Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning

Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Class Tech Tips

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading. ELA - Reading/Writing Teacher Tools digital text informational text student engagement

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

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When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Boost Student Engagement and Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Google surveys examine the impact of their products and apps in K–12 education. Classroom Hardware Notebooks

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.

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.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

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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.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

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The post 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious appeared first on TeachThought. Inquiry Student Engagement Terry Heick Experienced Teacher

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. What is Flexible Seating or Alternative Seating?

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

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The post Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! Learn some tips and tricks about starting your own YouTube channel to support your classroom today! by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementCompanies are starting to flock to Snapchat. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?

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Student Engagement Teachers EdTechUpdate LMSOur newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future.

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

MindShift

Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities. [[ This is a content summary only.

School implements standing desks to boost student engagement

eSchool News

As educators turn their attention to how physical learning environments can influence student learning, more companies are responding to the demand for flexible and innovative classroom furniture. Pasadena high school realizes benefits of active learning with standing desks.

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? Students participate in a writing workshop.

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

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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. But how can we keep students learning and engaged amidst so many other distractions of 2016? Connect with your students.

Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education

Fractus Learning

Often when educators, parents, or administrators think of a “competitive” student, they’re probably more likely to envision someone in a physical-education class than a student of history.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Using Skype and Music to Reach New Levels of Student Engagement– Jed Dearybury, USA

Daily Edventures

A life-long musician, Dearybury believes that music speaks to his students in a way that words alone cannot. Last year, Dearybury took his students’ love of music to the next level with a Skype in the Classroom global music exchange.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

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Your students are both perennially engaged yet conscientious; all are equally eager to raise their hands and share in equitable ways, digging deep into substantial, thought-provoking topics. But in reality most students just don't come to us with the skills for this type of out-loud, on-the-spot discourse. Of course, our students are definitely capable; we just have to help them get there. You know, the kind where students raise their hands and speak out loud.

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14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You

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Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. Over 920,000 students participated last fall.

PDF Copy Available of “Student Engagement and the Opportunity Gap”

Reading By Example

My last three posts have addressed the opportunity gap and student engagement in schools. To read each post in chronological order, click here , here , and then here. This series was spurred by a writing activity I was asked to complete for a district leadership position I interviewed for today. Click here to access the combined and final version of all three posts in PDF format. It’s too long (~3500 words) to submit to a magazine or journal for possible publication.

6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students

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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.

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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5 Ways To Engage Reluctant Learners

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4 Timeless Elements Of Strong Student-Teacher Relationships

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