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. In blended-learning workshops, two out of three teachers tell me that low student engagement is their root problem. Unsure if student engagement is a problem at your school? Otherwise, they will engage only when coerced.

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.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

You have – but you likely haven’t seen them all in one place, enchanced by the rich voices and wisdom of our students. Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

In Challenging Times, Relationships Keep Students Engaged in College Learning

Edsurge

Many of the students who walk through the doors of community colleges have already been told they are not college material. Nevertheless, these students bring with them their hopes and aspirations—and are depending on college faculty and staff to help them find success.

How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance. Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic.

How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance. Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic.

How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance. Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic.

How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance. Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic.

How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance. Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Collaboration & Brainstorming Polls, Surveys Project Based Learning Social Media & Social Learning Student Response Systems create quizzes discussions attendance polls web app top hat student engagement platformWhen education technology software providers reach out to me and can share interesting, affordable tools that they can back up with teacher testimonials, I’m willing to hear what they have to.

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. To figure out the best ways to engage different groups of students, the Thomas B. The result is What Teens Want From Their Schools: A National Survey of High School Student Engagement.

Battle Boredom with Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

In Gallup surveys, students report increasing levels of classroom boredom, topping out in high school. Rita Platt finds lots to use with her own students. Book Reviews Engagement academic talk boredom Bryan Harris energizers feedback Lisa Bradshaw questioning Rita Platt Routledge step-by-step instructions student engagement technology vocabulary writingHow do teachers counter the trend?

Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners

A Principal's Reflections

In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. There was consistent eye contact, and all of the feedback I received from surveys was mostly positive. The pandemic has created a myriad of issues for educators, with engagement being at the top of the list.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. T he 2015 Speak Up survey findings are the latest in a series of reports released each year by the Irvine, Calif.-based This year’s report draws from an online questionnaire of more than 500,000 students, teachers, educators and parents.

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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

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. Until recently, teachers and administrators lacked tools to measure the engagement levels of their students in the classroom. The survey is relatively short and inexpensive to administer, Wang said.

6 ways to boost student engagement in online/virtual classrooms.

Linways Technologies

But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement. Students should be engaged and made to be a part of the class. For most of us, student engagement begins and ends at raised hands, questions asked, or simply maintaining eye contact. But most teachers have a better understanding of how to interact with students and engage them inside the classroom.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Last week our school surveyed almost 100 families about remote instruction. Engagement. This includes an emotional/social commitment to learning, as well as higher intellectual engagement with the content or skill.

A Teacher’s Insight and a Suite of Apps Revitalized Geography—Boosting Student Engagement and Collaboration

Edsurge

Students didn’t like the traditional textbook-and-worksheet-centric course, and their teachers and district staff were concerned that a lack of engagement was translating into lower grades at Canada’s Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) high schools. The Board wanted to help teachers better engage students; to do this effectively, it needed clearer insight into teacher needs. The finished product was a highly personalized and engaging project-based course.

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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. When 1 million students state that they become less engaged the more years they spend in school, this is a cause for alarm. The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

Survey findings include: · 97% of respondents said online investigation and exploration is important. · 75% of those surveyed said that the ability to video conference is important but only 19% of respondents actually use it at their schools. 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.

America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went

eSchool News

“America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education.

?What to Think About When You're Surveying Students

Edsurge

Students hold a lot of useful information that you can use to find out all kinds of things. Assess school climate or student engagement. Learn more about student interests. If you can gather this information, it can help you make better decisions about students. Do you want to find out whether students feel their teachers are doing a good job of teaching? Whether students feel safe at school? A survey may be your answer.

Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise

eSchool News

Sixty-three percent of K-12 educators use edtech in their classrooms each day–an increase from the 55 percent reporting the same in 2016, according to an annual survey from the College of Education at the University of Phoenix. Interestingly, 63 percent of the more than 1,000 surveyed teachers also said edtech helps to create a more interactive learning experience, while 25 percent said they still feel intimidated by students’ knowledge and use of technology.

Echo360 – Learning Tools That Go Well Beyond Lecture Capture

EmergingEdTech

This Active Learning Platform Provides a Rich Set of Integrated Tools for Student Learning and Engagement I’ve been aware of Echo360 for years now, but have thought of it as predominantly a. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. That’s why, in 2019, Discovery Education conducted a comprehensive research study—including a literature review, focus groups, interviews, surveys and an analysis of data usage—across our digital products and platforms. 2016 digital education survey.

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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. A special report from Indiana University reveals that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day, while 17 percent say they are bored in every class. Student Engagement: The Difference a Game Makes.

American Education's War on Student Engagement: We're Losing Them!

The 21st Century Principal

A recent Gallup survey delivered what I would consider much worse news than that our students aren''t first place on the latest international assessments. That news simply stated was: "The longer our students stay in school, the less engaged they become." In a word, we are boring our students into oblivion. Engagement is a product of what we are asking our students to learn and how we are asking them to learn.

What Kids Can Tell Us About Engagement

MiddleWeb

Drawing on her national survey of 1500 students, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's "Just Ask Us" brings their voices to the challenges of engagement. Book Reviews Engagement Corwin David Bever Heather Wolpert-Gawron project based learning real world applications research student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

80 percent of schools using digital content, says ASCD survey

eSchool News

Survey reveals that as digital content use increases, the marketplace should ensure content is easy to integrate. Eighty percent of school and district leaders responding to a recent survey said they use digital content in their curriculum or outside the classroom in certain ways, although equity concerns prevent some educators from going all-digital. ASCD members served as the survey’s participants.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The Learning Counsel’s 2016 Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and Assessment Tool is now available online. The survey tool was created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in assessing their readiness for a greater transition to digital curriculum and content.

All Things Great and Small: 4 Ways to Build a Bridge Between Data

Edsurge

It allows them to read the room and move the students to the center of the learning, while maintaining the ability to orchestrate curriculum mastery, instructional fluidity, and assessment validity and reliability. Master teachers often struggle to articulate how artfully they use little data, but it can be the difference maker between classrooms with successful engagement and deeper learning and those that miss the mark. From Attendance to Engagement.

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Transform Distance Learning Homework With These 5 Smart Ideas

Edthena

After returning to schools, teachers wonder if distance learning homework assignments offer student benefits. Homework tasks may need to be lightened or modified to be more meaningful for distance learning students. It is essential to avoid putting students at a disadvantage.

2018 Digital School District Survey Respondents Use Technology to Put Students First

Leadership Lounge

The Center for Digital Education’s annual survey of school districts nationwide — The Digital School Districts Survey — recognizes districts for innovating, exploring new technologies and addressing the most important challenges in education today. The 14th annual survey was conducted in the 2017-2018 school year and covered a wide range of topics from transparency efforts to digital education strategies. Student success comes first in digital strategies.