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Enhanced Student Engagement

Unit 3: Accelerating and Increasing Student Engagement

This unit focuses on research literature regarding enhancing student engagement. Engagement is defined as students working harder and more diligently, developing better mental abilities, increasing social abilities, and feeling a sense of belonging to the class and to the school.

Module 1: 21st century teaching:

This is a teaching process which invites teachers to move away from traditional lecture and transmission toward projects learning to produce increase student collaboration, innovation, cooperation, and problem solving.

Module 2: Capturing Feelings:

Understanding the role of emotions and interpersonal relationships to obtaining greater student engagement. Includes learning a way to assess students emotional style and strategies to change negative to positive emotions and capitalizing on positive emotions to create motivation.

Module 3: Teaching students how their brains learn and organizing curriculum to promote brain development.

Research showing how literally all brains learn according to the same stages. Teachers learn what these stages are and how to adjust and structure their curriculum to match better with these natural learning stages.

Module 4: Shaping peer influence

To increase student belonging, collaboration and cohesion and ultimately student engagement. Students who feel like they belong or that people care about them tend to be more engaged. Teachers learn how to galvanize peers to create positive, safe, and positive motivation conducive to learning and achievement.

Module 5: Character development becomes strategies  teachers use to change students’ behavior

This character development program can be used to teach about integrity, honesty, and other forms of positive character.  In addition it can be used to help students change from laziness, irresponsibility, failure to feel accountable, and dishonest regarding their school work.

Module 6: Altering negative student cultural heritage by improving home and family achievement skills.

Increase student engagement by matching the environment of the classroom and the home environment. Research confirms that students achieve the most when there is a positive match between these two environments. Students whose home environment is more dissimilar to school are more likely to struggle. Teacher effectiveness increases when they can close the distance between these two environments and help parents foster a more positive learning environment at home.

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