Student Engagement: The Key to Learning
A wise man once said that "all learning is voluntary." The implications of this statement are significant for K-12 education as Michigan and the U.S. work to improve student achievement for all students. If learning is voluntary, then educators need to look at what motivates students to learn, and create content, methods and environments that are engaging. Which is why we are revisiting this important topic in this month's MI Toolkit. Jacquelyn Thompson discusses the complex construct of "engagement" and its importance for students with IEPs. Madeline Mavrogordato and Jennifer Paul offer strategies for using technology with ELL students to better engage and support them in learning English. And MI Toolkit editor, Kathleen McKee Snyder reports on the recent online symposium focused on engaging and teaching boys of color.
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