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Teacher Survival Skills. Student Engagement Tips  Start class with a warm up 

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1 Teacher Survival Skills

2 Student Engagement Tips  Start class with a warm up  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

3 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  Integrate the use of technology whenever possible  Clickers  Smart Board interactive lessons  Individual white boards  End class with an exit slip

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5 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

6 Student Motivation Tips (cont.)  Set high expectations  Academic and behavioral  Reward Learners  Praise and encouragement  Notes home  Provide incentive activities  Music  Reading  Educational games

7 Journal Writing Student Motivation  What motivates you as a learner?


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