We know you want to engage students and motivate them to reach both academic and non-academic goals, but maybe you’d like a few more tools in your classroom toolbelt. In this course, learn how to:

  • Cultivate a culture of fairness and trust
  • Use real-world scenarios and application
  • Include technology to support learning outcomes
  • Challenge your students to engage in higher-order thinking
  • Foster quality relationships with peers, teachers, and community members
  • Facilitate student exploration through inquiry-based learning opportunities

Tapping into these key pillars of student engagement is one way of instilling a growth mindset and the critical perseverance skills students need for real-world success.

Map Content

Our Student Engagement Map includes a catalog of rich content designed to help educators successfully engage students.

  • Reflect on Practice

    Reflect on Practice

    Inspires intellectual engagement through self-assessment and reflection on practice. Each question is strategically designed to activate prior knowledge.

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    Skill Overview

    Provides a concise summary of a skill, supporting research, tips for implementing that skill, and recommendations for practice.

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    Reflect on Learning

    Encourages teachers to plan how to implement a skill in the classroom and reflect on the outcome.

  • Student Data Tracking Tool

    Additional Resources

    Turnkey resources ready for teacher use or adaptation in the classroom. Includes materials such as planning templates, reflection tools, rubrics, questionnaires, and printable student resources. Resources are designed for quick implementation and cater to a variety of learning modalities.

  • Research and Resources

    Additional Research and Resources

    Links to vetted open educational resources to extend and deepen learning.

Concepts and Skills

Our Student Engagement Map includes 20 key skills (Skill hexagon) grouped into 5 concepts ( Concept ).

  • Student Culture
    • Establishing Norms
    • Student Relationships
    • Communicating with Students
    • Managing Student Behavior
    • Student Ownership
  • Classroom & School Culture
    • Student Recognition
    • Family Engagement
    • Cultural Diversity
  • Classroom Planning & Workflow
    • Classroom Setup
    • Transitions
    • Assignments Workflow
    • Lesson Design
    • Classroom Procedures
  • Facilitating Student Learning
    • Goal-Directed Learning
    • Active Learning
    • Relevancy
    • Providing Feedback
  • Assessment & Data Use
    • Quick Checks
    • Grouping Methods
    • Keeping Records