Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

By Ashley Cronin, Edutopia

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. This list of articles, videos, and other resources offers strategies and advice that can help.

3 Critical Things to Know About Boosting Student Engagement

By Laura Ascione, eNews Daily

This article covers how to engage high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students. It features research from the Thomas B Fordham Institute about What Teens Want From their schools: A National Survey of High School Student Engagement.

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

By Mindshift

This excerpt from the book, “unCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger, published by Corwin, 2015, addresses the importance of looking beyond mere student engagement when it comes to technology. In our interest in digital learning, the author urges us to not get caught up in the bells and whistles or smoke and mirrors that are commonly association with the digital aspect alone, and reminds us that engagement should always translate into deeper learning opportunities to think critically, solve problems and demonstrate a variety of knowledge. Click here to read the full article.

Encouraging Positive Student Engagement and Motivation: Tips for Teachers 

By Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Guest Author, Review360 Pearson

This article focuses on student engagement and motivation and also covers teachers’ impact on student engagement with tips and motivation techniques.

How to Create Higher Performing, Happier Classrooms in Seven Moves: A Playbook for Teachers. 

By Heather Staker

This playbook, a publication of Christensen Institute, shares findings of three researchers who set off to discover what k-12 schools can learn from the best-run organizations in America. Why are companies such as Zappos, Geico, and Google continually ranked among the best places to work if you want to be happy and successful? Could classroom teachers use similar strategies to improve their students’ happiness and performance, not to mention their graduates’ readiness to work in America’s top organizations someday? View the entire playbook here.