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Use these 10 strategies to teach and communicate content that sticks! Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide. Now you can hear from the students themselves and discover 10 comprehensive and fresh ideas on precisely what and how to capture your students’ imagination and minds for deep learning, everyday. This research-based approach to cooperative learning provides plentiful lesson ideas, vignettes, videos, and insightful student interviews to help you: • Understand the research base for collaborative learning • Implement and manage competitively cooperative student work group • Incorporate movement, visual tools, and technology • Develop achievement-based PBL projects • Conduct your own student survey for increased student choice Move beyond just teaching content. Build a strong classroom community where students chew on, process, mull over, and retain information everyday using these 10 deep engagement strategies!


As we wrap up our tour of various engagement strategies, I want to reiterate some key points and leave you with a couple of new things to think about as well. For one, I hope that you’ve come away from this book ditching the myth that engaging also means you have to be on stage all day. I hope you’ve moved on from thinking that engagement must always mean that your lessons have to be fun.

Admittedly, however, when lessons are engaging, effort becomes enjoyable. It’s a lot like playing a sport, coming off a field smiling and sweating and breathing hard. Brains can sweat too.

But I also hope that you’ve realized that this menu of strategies doesn’t mean you have to order them all ...

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