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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!


  • 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 a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.