Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Student Engagement

CEO Message: Student Engagement

By Mark A. Elgart. Ed.D.

Our research shows that student engagement is a vital component of quality education. AdvancED recently conducted a pilot in three states, where we looked at measuring student engagement with our eProve™ surveys tool. You can read about our findings in...

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Student Engagement

Seven Teacher Moves to More Engaged, Higher Performing Classrooms

By Heather Staker

Not long ago, three former teachers turned researchers set off to discover what K–12 schools can learn from the best-run organizations in America. The researchers, Mallory Dwinal, David Richard and Jennifer Wu, began by identifying the best workplaces and looking systematically at the structures...

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Structure

Don't Panic: Fostering Student Engagement with Engineering Design

By Katey Shirey, Ph.D.

I told them Asterick’s Theme Park* wanted students to help design a new attraction that would be built in the footprint of the formerly popular and now defunct “Vertigo” ride. I gave them a letter from Asterick’s CEO, dimensions and budgets. In groups, they had adopted various hats–engineer,...

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Student Engagement

Supporting Student Engagement in State Accountability and Improvement Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act

By Jessica Cardichon and Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D.

The primary goal of K–12 education should be to empower young people to reach their full potential. Meeting this goal requires an inclusive and supportive learning environment designed to meet the promise for each and every child. The passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2001 was...

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Reading for Engagement

Reading for Engagement: How an emphasis on literacy can motivate students and transform school culture—and results

By Cynthia Greenleaf, Ph.D., and Ruth Schoenbach, M.A.

When we look at most middle and high school classrooms, it turns out that the problems students face in reading for understanding are not driven by any innate inability to learn on their part but by teaching in ways that do not foster critical thinking, reading and writing as central to subject-...

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