Student Engagement Tips Start class with a warm up http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTM0Mjk1Mjk3OA http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTM0Mjk1Mjk3OA Use movement to get students focused Implement “Quick Writes” to regain focus and encourage student reflection "Summarize what you have heard." "Predict an exam or quiz question I could ask based on this material." "Defend one of the positions taken during the prior discussion." Make sure you have student’s full attention before giving instructions SSLANT (smile, sit up, listen, ask questions, nod when you understand, track the speaker) Use sticks of fate, index cards, or tally seating charts to ensure equitable participation Use signaling to allow everyone to answer questions
Student Engagement Tips (cont.) Integrate minimal-supervision tasks during regular routines Review vocabulary words, study a review sheet, read content related materials Mix up your teaching styles Teacher-centered, student-centered, stations, hands-on, choices, etc. Instill practices that emphasize accountability Ask three before me, phone a friend, double check your work, review section in the book, work products, checklists, online teach timer http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ Integrate the use of technology whenever possible Clickers Smart Board interactive lessons Individual white boards End class with an exit slip
Student Motivation Build rapport with students Give frequent, positive feedback early on to support students Demonstrate true, personal, positive regard for your students Create an atmosphere that is open and positive Help students feel like they are a valued member of a learning community Help students find personal meaning and value in the learning material Choices Interests Differentiate Instruction Build confidence in struggling students Challenge above level learners
Student Motivation Tips (cont.) Set high expectations Academic and behavioral Reward Learners Praise and encouragement Notes home Provide incentive activities Music Reading Educational games
Journal Writing Student Motivation What motivates you as a learner?