Student Engagement: Creating a Culture of Academic Achievement
The obstacle that prevents many schools from providing all students with a rigorous and relevant education is a low level of student engagement. The intense focus on meeting state testing requirements coupled with a lack of active learning opportunities for students is resulting in an increasing number of disengaged students.
Experienced educators know that increasing student engagement is not easy. Solutions are individual and complex, and they require persistent effort and staff collaboration. The effort, though, is certainly worth it. If we can be successful in engaging students in rigorous and relevant learning, their futures, and the future of this nation, will be much brighter.
Engagement encompasses a student’s individual and social needs and requires a stimulating environment that is motivating and stretches the learning process. Academic achievement is not just about test scores. It is about helping each student develop his or her abilities and acquire the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of an engaged learner.
Student Engagement: Creating a Culture of Academic Achievement will assist school leaders and teachers in the complex task of increasing student engagement. In addition to explaining the psychological underpinnings of disengagement, the kit is filled with practical suggestions on how to
Best practices from exemplary schools, checklists, and staff development activities are included. Two DVD presentations on student engagement and a CD with handouts and forms accompany the kit.
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