4Getting Engaged: Metaphorical Thinking How is engaging students like getting engaged?
5Motivating students to engage in class activities Relate learning to real lifeGive students control over learningAssign challenging but achievable tasksArouse students’ curiosityDesign projects that allow students to share with others
7Components of a brain-friendly classroom Experiential, inductive, hands-on learningAbsence of threat paired with high challengeProviding for student choiceHelping students construct meaningRelying on the familiar, looking for the novelAccurate, timely feedback
8Brain-friendly techniques Think-Pair-ShareHow have you recently used one or more of these strategies?Use humorUse personal storiesUse noveltyUse movementUse musicConnect learningUse metacognitionEvoke emotionsUse visuals
9Let’s do some hands-on hands-on learning FOLDABLESPoof book
24Other topics on the Let’s Get Engaged! wiki Empowering students through reflection and feedbackBeginnings and Ends in MindLet’s Get Visual!Are we there yet?: Actual and virtual field tripsThinking about thinkingCrossing curricular boundariesPopping the questions
25Closure Choose Two Exit tickets 1. One thing I learned today was ...2. Something from today's workshop that I want to find out more about is ...3. Something I found difficult to understand today was ...4. I really enjoyed today's workshop because ...5. I found today's workshop challenging because ...
26Let’s Get Engaged!: Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Howard County Public Schools