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Six Resources to Help Engage Students

May 14, 2015   |   By Matt Doyle

As we near the end of the school year, some students' minds begin to wander. If you're looking for strategies and ideas for keeping your students engaged this spring, this is the list for you. Learn how to increase motivation through meaningful tasks and how you can use your students' desire to move to help them learn.
  1. How to Engage Underperforming Students  
    Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have honed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.

  2. How to End the Dropout Crisis: Ten Strategies for Student Retention
    Proven tactics for keeping kids engaged and in school, all the way through high school graduation.

  3. How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class
    If kids aren't absorbed by what's going on, they'll find something else that interests them. In this article, learn some strategies for engaging students in your classroom and increasing participation.
  4. Body Language: The Close  
    In this video, learn abot how to use body language to keep students engaged until the bell rings. How does the teacher in the video use voice inflection to manage the classroom? What kind of classroom management issues do you typically face at the end of your lesson?

  5. Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning
    High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.

  6. Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn
    When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling, it changes the way they think about math.

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