Engagement Strategies

"Wow! They are working well together. I wish it were always like this." Children demonstrate engagement through their curiosity, effort and persistence. Engagement is active. It requires that students be attentive as well as in attendance;it requires the student to be committed to the task and find some inherent value in what he or she is being asked to do. The engaged student not only does the task assigned but also does it with enthusiasm and diligence.

Research about engagement in the classroom describes both psychological and behavioral characteristics. Psychologically, engaged learners are intrinsically motivated by curiosity, interest, and enjoyment, are likely to want to achieve their own intellectual or personal goals.

How do we achieve the results on left vs right?

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Engagement Strategies are implemented through "motivation" here are some ideas to help increase students participation

Build relationship-get to know student interest

Allow choices in your lesson plan. Children determine how to go about the task, what information they will gather, and how to record it on their chart. Using this strategy gives students greater responsibility for their learning.