Engaging Learners

Reflecting on my practice in engaging students

In Mastery and BEYOND........

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Problem of Practice

  • How to identify engagement in the classroom
  • Engagement V.S. Compliance
  • What factors have the greatest influence on engagement
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Instructional Rounds

Two elements of engagement have risen to the top as indicators:

  • Clear product standards
  • Cognitive complexity

New Strategies

Engagement in Extension Paradigm shift: For me and my students

Extensions at the Ready:

  • Hands on
  • Internet based
  • Student input

Engagement in Content

Clear Product Standards:

  • Increase use of exemplars
  • Teacher created examples
  • Increase chunking for feedback opportunities

Cognitive Complexity:

  • Planning for differentiation
  • small group instruction based on preparedness