Show Notes

Engaging students in learning is a complex process that involves many different elements that are intricately woven together. Balancing these various elements can at times be overwhelming, regardless of the environment in which learning is taking place.

Listen as Dr. Doug Fisher joins the conversation today to talk about some of these elements and shares tips focused on how educators can promote student engagement.

What to Listen for:

  • What are some important ideas to consider when creating classroom agreements?
  • What are some ways that educators can ensure that they are providing an environment that is welcoming and engaging instead of “chilly”?
  • How do “touch-points” increase student engagement?
  • What are some ways that educators can become aware of any subconscious behaviors that they may have toward students?
  • How can educators support students in becoming self-aware of their engagement during learning experiences?
  • What three questions should students be able to answer to understand the relevance of a lesson and increase their engagement?
  • Why are “universal” response opportunities important to include when planning lessons?

My hope is that this episode conveys the importance of student engagement as well as some new approaches that you can use in your classroom. Student engagement is such a crucial component in ensuring that our students are getting the best education possible. By creating an engaging environment and helping our students to become aware of their own engagement, we are positioning them to become more enthusiastic about learning concepts, to take that learning to a deeper level, and to become life-long learners.

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