Tag Archive for student engagement strategies

ProTip Wednesday: 10 Activities to Get to Know Your Students Better

As we close out our month on student engagement strategies, let’s leave with the number one secret weapon your teacher arsenal: getting to know your students. We’ve touched upon this very important subject before: 5 Differentiation Strategies to Increase Engagement 8 Ways to Make Students Care Getting to know students it not just for the…

ProTip Wednesday: 5 Differentiation Strategies to Increase Engagement

We, as teachers, know better than most that all students are not made the same. From the eternal pencil clicker to the creative doodler, our students need us to meet them where they are, otherwise known as differentiation. But how do you differentiate for 30 students? 100 students? There is barely enough time for a…

Daniel Pink and the Truth About What Motivates Students

For those of you who haven’t read Daniel Pink’s Drive, it’s an eye-opener that debunks the belief that the best way to motivate ourselves is through external rewards like money (or straight As, in our case). Rather, the secret to true, sustained motivation and satisfaction is a internal human need to control their own lives,…

How Adaptive Learning Can Improve Your Classroom

What is adaptive learning? Adaptive learning refers to instruction that is based on a student’s progress. It is educational technology that adjusts the type and difficulty of instructional material to make it specific to a student’s performance level. For example, a reading program may give different tracks for students based on each individual’s lexile level.…

ProTip Wednesday: 8 Ways to Make Students Care

“Why do I have to learn this?” “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Building real-world relevancy to answer that big why question is something that all teachers grapple with. Why should students care about the Pythagorean Theorem or learn how to create a stem and leaf plot? Establishing the connection…