student engagement

It Is All About You! Bring Your Personality and Interests Into the Classroom – Education Article

We all want to make learning more meaningful and authentic, One way to do that is by connecting learning to the world beyond school. The easiest way to do that is by bringing yourself—your personality and your interests—into the classroom. That’s right. In addition to differentiating our students, it’s also vital that we differentiate ourselves as we work to increase the level of student engagement. My recent nationwide student engagement survey of sixth through twelfth graders revealed that students are engaged…

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On Student Voice and How All Means All – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

If I asked most of my students, they would consider me a great teacher for them. They would tell you how safe they feel in our classroom, how they feel respected, how they feel like what we do is worth their time. It is easy feeling like a great teacher if those are the only voices you pay attention to. But if you were to speak to a few, perhaps the ones who would need some extra goading, perhaps those…

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A Few Things to Do Before the End of the Year – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

There is something about after spring break that feels like the end of the year is creeping up. As if the beginning of the last quarter is really the beginning of the end. As if, the days which were already rushing by are now flying so fast that it is hard to keep your wits about you. As the sun comes back – even as they call for more snow, as the days get longer, as the paperwork starts for…

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Getting Students to Take Control – Education Article

When considering the future of work, it is important to consider what still needs to be done to prepare future generations. It is not a secret that everyone learns differently. In a world that is constantly changing—that is one thing that won’t. As EdReimaginged noted in their report, A transformational vision for education in the U.S., “the current system was designed in a different era and structured for a different society.” So why is it taking so long to adjust…

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