Student Engagement | Edutopia
Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Student Engagement

What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.

Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

Children in Charge: Successful Self-Directed Learning Strategies

Programs like Hands On Technologies, Villa Monte, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship demonstrate the positive outcomes of letting children choose their own learning paths.

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention.

Discuss

Challenges in Education: A Student's-Eye View

Last comment 1 week 3 days ago
13 349 2,456 views

5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

Last comment 1 week 1 day ago
16 423 9,823 views

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Last comment 2 days 5 hours ago
59 13,139 74,039 views

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:00
28 4,277 79,940 views

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 06:14
18 11,096 53,808 views

How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:00
25 451 15,595 views

Browse

blog

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.

38 10,877 80,081 views
blog

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

1,539 53,527 views
blog

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate.

13 4,745 24,727 views
blog

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Motivate reluctant readers by engaging them with the three critical elements of healthy child and youth development: connection, contribution, and competence.

28 1,721 10,823 views
blog

Turn Genius Hour Into Genius Year

Why limit Genius Hour to a small block of time? Through conversations and dares, students can turn this creative, self-directed approach into a life practice.

14 1,103 8,995 views
blog

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.

5 943 16,578 views
blog

Creating Learning Environments

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.

15 1,040 14,330 views

Pages

blog

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up 5 classroom strategies for helping students become better listeners.

36 384 24,165 views
blog

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

Guest blogger Nicolas Pino James, a teacher researcher focused on effective learning and teaching, suggests four motivational tool technologies for engaging students with course material in and out of class: myBrainshark, PosterMyWall, Screencast-o-matic and...

6 5,360 23,743 views
blog

Promoting a Culture of Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick proposes using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model - show them, help them, let them - as an authentic means for creating and promoting a culture of learning in your classroom.

10 1,569 23,603 views
blog

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert Gawron suggests ideas for bringing music into your language arts classroom such as using commercial jingles to teach persuasive writing techniques.

11 850 23,462 views
blog

Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines deeper learning in part as an alignment to 21st century skills and the rigor of the Common Core standards.

4 566 23,462 views
blog

The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative

Arts integration helps kids connect and feel safe on the bumpy road to learning.

4 772 23,462 views
blog

The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares how understanding the characteristics of an introvert can help teachers better serve shy and quiet students.

5 1,089 23,322 views

Pages