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Engaging Teaching Tools

Engaging Teaching Tools Author David Sladkey
ISBN-10 9781483369723
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 80
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Energize your students through active learning! Engagement is critical to positive classroom climate and individual student achievement. Yet it can be elusive. This teacher-friendly flip book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. In this easy-to-use companion to Energizing Brain Breaks, you’ll find: More than sixty practical, easy-to-implement, teaching ideas. Strategies improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents. The Engagement Wheel, a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning. Access to a free PowerPoint or SmartBoard version.

Student Engagement and Participation Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Student Engagement and Participation  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN-10 9781522525851
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 1595
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The delivery of quality education to students relies heavily on the actions of an institution’s administrative staff. Effective teaching strategies allow for the continued progress of modern educational initiatives. Student Engagement and Participation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides comprehensive research perspectives on the multi-faceted issues of student engagement and involvement within the education sector. Including innovative studies on learning environments, self-regulation, and classroom management, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

Engaging Students

Engaging Students Author Francois Strydom
ISBN-10 9781928424086
Release 2017-11-29
Pages 262
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"Engaging Students is the first comprehensive manuscript on research into student engagement in South African higher education. Each of the chapters has a clear, distinguishable focus and makes an original contribution in and of itself, while retaining the central focus on student engagement. The book provides a rich, informative picture of the current state of student engagement evaluation, while also highlighting challenges and opportunities for future advances. A particular strength of this publication is its emphasis on the importance of taking evidence-based decisions, and showing how the South African Survey of Student Engagement (SASSE) can provide the evidence for well-informed changes in policy and practice in order to enhance student success." - Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe, Stellenbosch University

Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement

Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement Author David J. Shernoff
ISBN-10 9781461470892
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 368
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Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement analyzes the psychological, social, and academic phenomena comprising engagement, framing it as critical to learning and development. Drawing on positive psychology, flow studies, and theories of motivation, the book conceptualizes engagement as a learning experience, explaining how it occurs (or not) and how schools can adapt to maximize it among adolescents. Examples of empirically supported environments promoting engagement are provided, representing alternative high schools, Montessori schools, and extracurricular programs. The book identifies key innovations including community-school partnerships, technology-supported learning, and the potential for engaging learning opportunities during an expanded school day. Among the topics covered: Engagement as a primary framework for understanding educational and motivational outcomes. Measuring the malleability, complexity, multidimensionality, and sources of engagement. The relationship between engagement and achievement. Supporting and challenging: the instructor’s role in promoting engagement. Engagement within and beyond core academic subjects. Technological innovations on the engagement horizon. Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology; social work; educational psychology; positive psychology; family studies; and teaching/teacher education.

Engaging University Students

Engaging University Students Author Hamish Coates
ISBN-10 9789814585637
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 166
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This book provides university teachers, leaders and policymakers with evidence on how researchers in several countries are monitoring and improving student engagement—the extent to which students are exposed to and participate in effective educational practices. It captures insights from international implementations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), developed in the United States. In the last half decade NSSE has been adapted and used in several other countries, producing the largest international collaboration yet involving educationally relevant data on students’ engagement in higher education. Leaders of established national collaborations draw on their experiences with hundreds of institutions to contribute their insights. Framed by their cultural and educational contexts, they discuss issues concerning first-year learners, international students, part-time and distance learners, as well as teaching and leadership in support of student learning. Each chapter outlines strategies based on national case studies and presents perspectives supported by concrete examples of how these have played out in diverse settings. The book suggests mechanisms that can be used by institutions, ministries and quality agencies around the world.

Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment

Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment Author Lynn Clouder
ISBN-10 9781136729768
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 232
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With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In addition, the advent of student fees has promoted a consumer culture resulting in students having an increasingly powerful voice in shaping curricula to their own requirements. How does one engage and retain a group of students of such diverse culture, ethnicity, ambition and experience? Using examples from a variety of institutions worldwide this edited collection provides a well-researched evidence base of current thinking and developments in assessment practices in higher education. The chapters discuss: Staff and student views on assessment Engaging students through assessment feedback Assessment for learning Assessing for employability Interdisciplinary and transnational assessment Technology supported assessment for retention The book draws together a wealth of expertise from a range of contributors including academic staff, academic developers, pedagogical researchers, National Teaching Fellows and Centres for Excellence in Higher Education. Recognising that a pedagogy which is embedded and taken-for-granted in one context might be completely novel in another, the authors share best practice and evaluate evidence of assessment strategies to enable academic colleagues to make informed decisions about adopting new and creative approaches to assessment. This interdisciplinary text will prove an invaluable tool for those working and studying in higher education.

Acting It Out

Acting It Out Author Juliet Hart
ISBN-10 9781317195436
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 126
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In Acting It Out, you’ll discover how to use drama in your ELA and social studies classrooms to boost student participation and foster critical thinking. With years of experience supervising arts integration programs in Chicago Public Schools, authors Juliet Hart, Mark Onuscheck, and Mary T. Christel offer practical advice for teachers in middle and high schools. Inside, you’ll find... Group activities to improve concentration, harness focus, and engage students of all abilities and learning styles in teamwork Close reading exercises that encourage students to think critically and build personal relationships with the text Strategies for integrating active approaches to dramatic literature, such as improvisation and scene work Ideas for using dramatic literature as a springboard for studying history and interdisciplinary studies Annotated reading lists that highlight each play’s content and recommended uses in ELA or social studies Throughout the book, you’ll also find handy tools such as reflection questions, handouts, and rubrics. By implementing the strategies in this book and allowing students to step into different roles from a text, you’ll improve reading comprehension and energize your classroom!

Engaging the Online Learner

Engaging the Online Learner Author Rita-Marie Conrad
ISBN-10 1118059824
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 160
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Engaging the Online Learner This updated edition includes an innovative framework—the Phases of Engagement—that helps learners become more involved as knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The book also provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected from experienced online instructors across the nation) that can go a long way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learner offers the tools and information needed to: Convert classroom activities to an online environment Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities Phase in activities that promote engagement among online learners Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activities Create authentic activities and implement games and simulations Praise for Engaging the Online Learner "The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map for creating community at each phase of an online course. This book is an invaluable guide to innovative practices for online learning."–Judith V. Boettcher, coauthor of The Online Teaching Survival Guide "Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors have developed an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagement activities that are authentic and ready to use."–Donald P. Ely, professor emeritus, instructional design, development and evaluation in the School of Education, Syracuse University

Leaders of Their Own Learning

Leaders of Their Own Learning Author Ron Berger
ISBN-10 9781118655771
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 400
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From EL Education comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of EL Education schools across the country. Student-Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole-school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning. Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student-Engaged Assessment system in their schools Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school Describes each of the book's eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for EL Education and a former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Student Engagement in Campus Based and Online Education

Student Engagement in Campus Based and Online Education Author Hamish Coates
ISBN-10 9781134161539
Release 2006-09-27
Pages 225
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Blended learning is firmly established in universities around the world, yet to date little attention has been paid to how students are enaging with this style of learning. Presenting a theoretically-based and empirically-validated model of engagement, this book examines the application of the model to improve the quality and productivity of university education. Covering the key qualities of blended learning, it analyses how online learning influences campus-based education, develops the student perspective of online learning, examines online learning systems as agents of change, provides insights and guidance for educational developers and administrators attempting to improve quality of learning, and considers how institutions can maximise educational returns from large investments in online learning technologies. Illustrated with case studies and developing ideas for practice, this book will be valuable reading for researchers and developers keen to improve their understanding of the emerging dynamics of contemporary student engagement with online learning.

Measuring Engagement in Learning Opportunities

Measuring Engagement in Learning Opportunities Author Shela Dawn Seaton
ISBN-10 1267667842
Release 2012
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Research on student engagement suggests students who are engaged with school are more likely to learn, to find the experience rewarding, to graduate, and to pursue higher education (Marks, 2000; Finn, 1993). Several recent studies suggest that student engagement is a predictor of student achievement in school, regardless of socioeconomic status (Klem & Connell, 2004; Finn & Rock, 1997; Voelkl, 1995). In recent years, there has been a significant increase in attention on student engagement by educators and policymakers as a key to addressing low achievement, in particularly, an interest on a teacher's impact on student engagement in the classroom (Fredricks et al., 2004). Recent policy initiatives have led to the development and use of classroom observational surveys that attempt to measure student engagement in the classroom as a potential indicator of teacher effectiveness. Yet, there is substantial variation in how student engagement has been defined (Fredricks, McColskey, Meli, Montrosse, Mordica, & Mooney, 2011). This variation presents challenges for educators and researchers as they develop and apply measures of student engagement for the purpose of utilizing the results to inform the design of educational environments that promote higher levels of engagement. Currently, there are three prevailing methods for measuring student engagement: direct observation of student behaviors, student self-reported measures of engagement, and teacher-reported measures of student engagement (Furlong & Christenson, 2008; Spanjers, Burns, & Wagner, 2008; Appleton, Christenson, Kim, & Reschly, 2006; Fredricks et al., 2004; Klem & Connell, 2004; Shapiro 2004; Chapman, 2003; Marks, 2000; Fredricks et al., 2011). In studies measuring observable student behaviors, the direct observation of student behaviors is common. This study analyzes the RSDSS 6 Instructional Time Survey, a classroom observational tool that is designed to measure student behavioral engagement. This study tested and confirmed the validity and reliability of the RSDSS 6 Instructional Time Survey as a measure of the overall level of student engagement in K-8 classrooms, specifically behavioral engagement in instructional content in the classroom.


Feedback Author Jane E. Pollock
ISBN-10 9781452269535
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 144
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Works like an app to close the learning gap! Jane E. Pollock, coauthor of Classroom Instruction That Works, expands on the bestseller’s feedback strategy in this groundbreaking work. While feedback is not a new concept, what is new is using it the way people use computer apps—to set goals, track their progress, and regulate their own learning. With only a slight shift in teaching strategy, this no-cost technique: Informs teachers while students are learning, not after Engages and motivates learners Teaches 21st-century skills Helps students understand and meet standards

ADHD and LD Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips

ADHD and LD  Classroom Strategies at Your Fingertips Author Sandra Rief
ISBN-10 9781935609759
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 6
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Sandra Rief, leading authority and noted author on educating students with attention, behavioral and learning difficulties, presents a comprehensive and practical reference guide of effective strategies for use in general education environments. Strategies that address: Getting and Maintaining attention Differentiating Instruction Academic Strategies related to organization, study skills, and written language Collaborating and training for success This tri-fold laminated reference guide is a valuable desk reference for teachers searching for proven and successful strategies that work with students who present the characteristics of ADHD and/or LD. It is also a powerful training tool for teacher trainers.

Developing Performance Based Assessments Grades K 5

Developing Performance Based Assessments  Grades K 5 Author Nancy P. Gallavan
ISBN-10 1412966094
Release 2009
Pages 219
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The author's eight-point cultural compass guides you in crafting a respectful and inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies and activities.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs Author Donald S. Kachur
ISBN-10 9781416616795
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 170
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Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs is a practical guide to planning and implementing brief but focused classroom observations that involves teachers in every step of the process. Drawing from their study of 40 schools in the United States and Canada, the authors show how administrators and teacher leaders moved teachers from resisting to embracing the practice. Readers will learn how to * Foster a school culture that supports walkthroughs. * Implement the components of successful walkthroughs, such as focus and "look-fors," data collection methods, and meaningful follow-up strategies. * Get all teachers involved and actively participating. * Evaluate the walkthrough process and measure its effectiveness. * Use walkthroughs to support professional development related to the Common Core State Standards. This book demonstrates that when teachers learn from one another in a cycle of continuous professional growth--through observation, shared inquiry, dialogue, and follow-up--they develop a sense of collegiality and a common mission. By opening their doors to their peers, they also contribute to broader school improvement efforts that positively affect teaching and learning throughout the school.

Ask Don t Tell

Ask  Don t Tell Author Angela Peery
ISBN-10 1935588427
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Artful questioning may be the most powerful tool a teacher has in her instructional toolkit to manage the class, engage students with the subject matter, encourage dialogue, and deepen understanding. Educators are encouraged to break the pattern of low-level daily procedural questioning and instead focus powerful questions that increase student engagement and insure their mastery of content and skills. Powerful questioning may engender deep, diverse, creative, and metacognitive thinking. The authors, all with extensive teaching experience, describe powerful questioning in English Language Arts, Mathematics, History and Social Studies, and Science through both exposition and narration and using vignettes of teacher practice. Their focus is on those moments when teachers and students are engaged in classroom questioning tasks that involve face-to-face interactions and oral discourse, which comprise the great majority of time spent in schools.

To Improve the Academy

To Improve the Academy Author Catherine M. Wehlburg
ISBN-10 1882982657
Release 2003-09-15
Pages 372
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 22 of To Improve the Academy is a collection of articles that focus on the role of faculty, instructional, and organizational development in ensuring excellence in education. Recognizing the urgency caused by a recent rash of budget and staff cuts and falling course enrollment, the authors provide new perspectives on how to address the growing need for providing quality, effective higher education. The book is divided into six sections: Section I, Past, Present, and Future of SoTL: provides an overview of the scholarship of teaching and learning Section II, Assessment and Faculty Development: presents tested methods for assessing both student learning and the impact of faculty development Section III, Curriculum Design and Evaluation: describes different tools for redesigning curriculum and improving student learning Section IV, Faculty Development Tools: presents models for enhancing current methods of faculty development Section V, Student Learning and Faculty Development: focuses on helping faculty work with students to enhance and improve their learning Section VI, Faculty Development with Part-Time Instructors: includes ideas for integrating adjunct faculty and graduate students into the life of an institution This book makes sense of how the changing climate in higher education is affecting how, when, and in what circumstances American students are learning. It offers an essential resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants.