Tag Archives: Student Engagement

3 Factors that Impact Student Engagement

Ask any teacher about the relationship between student engagement and learning, and they’ll likely confirm that higher levels of engagement lead to improved learning. However, the understanding of what constitutes engagement may not be as universally agreed upon. For the … Continue reading

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Student Engagement

There seems to be more and more talk and focus on the idea of “Student Engagement,” which causes me to ask, “What is meant by the construct of engagement and how do you measure it?” In a recent review of … Continue reading

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Do students have shorter attention spans today?

Talk to almost any educator, and they will support the idea that this technologically rich world is ‘re-wiring’ the brains of students. This makes perfect sense if you think about how the brain develops. Without a doubt, early experiences in … Continue reading

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Textbooks–Optional, Obsolete or Necessary Evil?

The very thought of going into a classroom without a textbook as the backbone would likely cause an uprising of many educators. In fact, in a previous post, I suggested that to some degree it doesn’t really matter much what … Continue reading

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Changing Role of Schools in Communities

There is no doubt that population declines in rural areas has been the norm for a number of years. As such, small communities are realizing they at a critical juncture in the road. They can either take decisive action and … Continue reading

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The Myth of Education

I’ve heard other presentations by Sir Ken Robinson, but this eleven minute video does a great job of really summarizing many ludicrous things about our current design in education. From the myth that a college degree will guarantee you a … Continue reading

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Student Motivation

Teachers who tell that you kids that today just aren’t motivated truly don’t understand much about motivation.  It might, however be accurate to say that some kids aren’t motivated to do the things they being are asked to do in … Continue reading

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