2. Working with technology
3. Connecting the real world to the work we do/project-based learning
4. Clearly love what you do
5. Get me out of my seat!
6. Bring in visuals
7. Student choice
8. Understand your clients -- the kids
9. Mix it up!
10. Be human
This a list of items the author of the article below developed when asking student about how they become engaged in the material. This is demonstrate what we as teachers have to do to become more effective teachers. We have to listen to our students. For this blog I will address I engage students based on these results. In my classroom, students sit in groups of four an interact with their peers on a daily basis. Unfortunately, my students don't have chromebooks in the classroom but I try to reserve the chromebooks once a week and make students work with technology. Recently, I had my students create their own resume based on a future career. Most of them had never created a resume and I told them that the resume would be something they would be using in the real world. I need to demonstrate more that I love what I do. I also need to work more on getting the students out of their seats. I do have visuals for every class. I either show pictures, videos, or other visual aids at least once a day. I do give students some freedom when working on projects. I have made strong efforts to get to know my kids. I know something personal about every student in my classroom. Sometimes I mix it up. I especially like holidays when I can get creative. For example, during April Fools I played a joke on my students. I do show the students that I am human but I need to use my humor more in the classroom.
Wolpert-Gawron, H. (2012, April 26). Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. Retrieved March 8, 2015, fromhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-engagement-stories-heather-wolpert-gawron