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!
Chapter 8: Myth 8: Student Engagement Is a Student Choice: Choosing to Make the Effort and Not Waiting for Engagement to Happen
Myth 8: Student Engagement Is a Student Choice: Choosing to Make the Effort and Not Waiting for Engagement to Happen
In this book, we asked teachers to reflect on how their beliefs about individual students, the types of tasks they choose for learning, and the social environments of their classrooms impact the level of their students’ engagement. Our goal was never to blame teachers, but instead to empower them to see the variety of ways in which they can make a difference by creating engaging classrooms where deep learning can take place. The reality is that many teachers spend much of their time, effort, and emotional ...