Your expert resource to activate, manage, and maintain lasting student success!
Student disengagement is a huge challenge for teachers everywhere. Leading education expert Jennifer Fredricks empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills. Teachers get the core facts about the causes, consequences, and solutions to disengagement and learn to confidently: Identify students most at risk for disengagement; Implement student-centered, project-based learning practices for maximum educational outcomes; Work effectively with diverse groups of disengaged youth; Build positive peer cultures and high-quality student-teacher relationships
Straightforward how-to's from practicing classroom teachers, extensively researched online and print resources, and assessment and observation tips help educators make real-world applications. Cultivate lasting student engagement and transform educational outcomes with this must-have resource!
Disengagement in Every Classroom
Student disengagement is one of the biggest challenges teachers face each day in their classrooms. This disengagement can take many forms, including lack of participation and effort, acting out and disrupting class, disaffection and withdrawal, and failure to invest deeply in the academic content (e.g., not completing homework, not asking questions). Some educators have erroneously assumed that disengagement is just a problem of low-performing schools and does not apply to their classrooms. However, every school, regardless of its level, location, and demographic characteristics, has students who are disengaged. Recent evidence from national datasets in the United States indicates that as many as 40 percent to 60 percent of students are showing signs of disengagement (Steinberg, Brown, & Dornbush, 1996; Yazzie-Mintz, 2007). ...