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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Student Engagement is often confused with only teaching topics students are interested in or are related to one another. Here is an article on true student engagement - reaching each child through his strengths. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

The myth of student engagement
"Caring about students beyond the boundaries of the classroom is the first step of sparking engagement,"
writes middle-school teacher Beth Morrow. In a recent Inservice post, Morrow argues that student engagement comes from when a teacher knows a student’s strengths and interests beyond the classroom and uses that knowledge to deepen relationships. Read on.

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