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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 5: Focus on Content: Don't Make It Personal: How Relationships Matter for Student Engagement

Myth 5: Focus on content: Don't make it personal: How relationships matter for student engagement

Strong and supportive relationships between teachers and students are fundamental to students’ engagement and healthy development. Students who perceive their teacher as supportive and caring are more likely to develop positive attitudes towards school, take intellectual risks, and persist in the face of difficulty. It is particularly important to build quality relationships with students who are at risk for school failure. Prior research shows that a supportive relationship with a teacher can distinguish at-risk students who succeed in school from those who do not (Pianta, Steinberg, & Rollins, 1995). Unfortunately, many students, especially those who are ...

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