Thank you so much for your commitment to ensuring your students are active, energized and learning! You may have experienced the frustration of students actively disengaged - chatting, texting, totally removed from the topic of classroom instruction - or passively disengaged, sitting quietly following you with their eyes while their thoughts and minds are miles away. We know that student achievement is best accomplished through active participation and deep cognitive engagement providing evidence of what they are thinking and what they have learned through the instructional process. Our Student Engagement series of resources incorporates three strategies proven., as research by Robert Marzano indicates, to increase student engagement – cooperative learning, student discussion, and use of technology.
Each strategy in this resource follows a similar format:
TEACHER INTRODUCTION SHEETS:
A basic description providing an overview of the activity
A step-by-step list of the procedures used in the strategy guides teachers through implementation.
Instructions to complete the strategy
Templates to copy for student work.
Strategies may be used to address a variety of content standards and are adaptable to any content area.