Maximizing Engagement & Motivation

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activity | For Middle Level

Snowball Share

 A paper snowball activity to ask and answer questions in a group or partner setting.

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Stay and Stray

Engaged learning strategy: students share and gain information about group work products; to gather a sense of the thinking of the class

 

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet for Research

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet for Vocabulary

activity | For Middle Level

Student Plan Sheet Sample: Egypt study

activity | For Middle Level

Student Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

Elementary

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

A Good Looking Group

Acknowledgment: Students offer a series of group affirmations

product | For Elementary • K-3

Amazing Grace

For use with creating Hopes and Dreams and goal setting: Grace overcomes obstacles through her determination.

Amazing Grace book
activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Essential Questions

Engaged learning strategy: students use a series of questions written on cards to explore curriculum topics

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Fact or Fiction

Engaged learning strategy: students attempt to distinguish between facts and fictions about a specific curriculum topic

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Graphic Organizers

Engaged learning strategy: students create or use teacher-created graphic organizers to organize information

product | For Elementary • K-5

Incredible Indoor Games (Revised Edition)

The Incredible Indoor Games Book book cover
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Kids Taking Action

Community Service Learning Projects, K-8

Kids Taking Action book cover
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Light in Their Eyes, The

Creating Multicultural Learning Communities

The Light in Their Eyes book
product | For Middle Level & Elementary • K-8

Lively Learning

Using the Arts to Teach the K-8 Curriculum

Lively Learning book cover
product | For Elementary • 3-6

Making Big Words

Multilevel, Hands-On Spelling and Phonics Activities

Making Big Words book cover

Middle Level

activity | For Middle Level • through High School

The Couch Game

activity | For Middle Level & Elementary

Think, Ink, Pair, Share

Engaged learning strategy: students engage in specific conversations; used to scaffold speaking in large groups, especially for groups that are unwilling to or lacking confidence to speak in larger groups

 

product | For Middle Level & High School • Grades K-12

Total Participation Techniques

Making Every Student an Active Learner

Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K 12 students in active, minds on learning that allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding.

The authors explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a TPT-conducive classroom.

Total Participation Techniques
activity | For Middle Level

Whip/Go Round Share

A structure to allow the teacher to direct the sharing topic.