4 Getting Engaged: Metaphorical Thinking How is engaging students like getting engaged?
5 Motivating 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
7 Components 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
8 Brain-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
9 Let’s do some hands-on hands-on learning FOLDABLESPoof book
24 Other 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
25 Closure 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 ...
26 Let’s Get Engaged!: Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Howard County Public Schools