student engagement

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

| October 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.

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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

| April 15, 2014 | 15 Comments

A recent Gallup poll indicates that students’ emotional engagement and well-being at school is powerfully tied to academic achievement.

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Are We Taking Our Students’ Work Seriously Enough?

Are We Taking Our Students’ Work Seriously Enough?

| February 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

In the course of studying different aspects of children’s environments, Dr. Roger Hart noticed that “a lot of supposedly participatory projects had a distinct air of tokenism. Children were being put on display, so to speak, as though they were actively participating, but they were not taken seriously.” He created Hart’s Ladder to help measure the authenticity of the work educators ask students to do.

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Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure

Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure

| January 21, 2014 | 12 Comments

January is a time for resolutions. Perhaps educators, in 2014, need to resolve to better understand student engagement, challenge the myths around it, and make it a higher priority in their relationships with students.

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