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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!

Myth 1: It's Easy to Tell Who Is Engaged: What Is Engagement and How Can I Assess It in My Classroom?

Myth 1: It's easy to tell who is engaged: What is engagement and how can i assess it in my classroom?

One of the most challenging tasks a teacher faces is to identify student engagement in the classroom. Can a teacher or classroom observer really tell who is engaged by just glancing around the room? Is a student looking out the window disengaged? Are the students who complete all of their assignments but do not participate in class truly engaged? This chapter reviews the reasons why it is important and beneficial to assess student engagement and outlines some of the different methods to assess this ...

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