Every teacher’s goal is student engagement, both in and out of class
The more our students act on our lessons and expectations outside of class, the better they function in class. Nothing new there.
And the difficulty to achieve it in part explains the annual Professional Development (PD) flogging with the latest, greatest solution to student engagement: “Differentiated Learning,” “Flipped Classrooms,” “Student-Centered Learning,” “Cooperative Learning,” and so on, that attempt to trick students into suddenly caring about our lessons and classrooms.
I’ve tried them all, and I know you have, too. Continue reading