137: Quality Engagement is a Dance

Engagement can be a tricky aspect of any instructor’s lesson plan delivery. Ensuring students have high engagement with the content being taught requires a dance between student and teacher. Empowering students with ownership and accountability in the classroom is one way to ensure quality engagement in every lesson. Tune in to hear how to get started!

Quotables

  • Now is the time to ramp up the student ownership because they don’t need you as much
  • Don’t waste another minute putting on a show
  • You’re the guide on the side now
  • Start small, but be consistent
  • The more you get them to be in the driver’s seat, the greater the likelihood they will remain the head leader on their learning journey
  • You control the pace, momentum and the flow

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.