7 Creative Ways to Increase
Engagement in the Classroom
1) Let students curate the material
• Instead of deciding what to teach the students, let
them suggest what content should...
2) Gamify your classroom
• Award badges
• Just like in video games, allow
multiple chances
• Make progress visible by plac...
3) Begin with a confidence booster
• Start with a quick exercise that
all students can perform fairly
easily
• Example: In...
4) The 10:2 method
10 min of instruction 2 min to process
• Discuss with a fellow student
• Write down a short summary
• S...
5) Get the students moving
• Let students “vote with their
feet” by placing answers
around the room and asking
them to sta...
6) Seek student feedback
• Students want to voice their opinions too!
• Let the students know that their input is taken ve...
7) Make it visual
• Visuals have been proven
to help everyone
understand topics in a
clearer way
• Use pictures and cartoo...
Recap
1. Let students curate the
content
2. Gamify your classroom
3. Begin with a confidence
booster
4. 10 minutes, 2 minu...
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As a teacher, do you have trouble keeping your students engaged while they're in the classroom?

Look no further! These 7 tips will keep your students super-engaged!

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7 Creative Ways to Increase Engagement in the Classroom

  1. 1. 7 Creative Ways to Increase Engagement in the Classroom
  2. 2. 1) Let students curate the material • Instead of deciding what to teach the students, let them suggest what content should be taught • Use a Google Form, a shared Google Doc, or the board to accept suggestions
  3. 3. 2) Gamify your classroom • Award badges • Just like in video games, allow multiple chances • Make progress visible by placing progress bars on the wall • Embrace failure Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
  4. 4. 3) Begin with a confidence booster • Start with a quick exercise that all students can perform fairly easily • Example: In groups, find mistakes in material written on the board. When ready, signal the teacher.
  5. 5. 4) The 10:2 method 10 min of instruction 2 min to process • Discuss with a fellow student • Write down a short summary • Student questions
  6. 6. 5) Get the students moving • Let students “vote with their feet” by placing answers around the room and asking them to stand by their answers • Have a 7th inning stretch
  7. 7. 6) Seek student feedback • Students want to voice their opinions too! • Let the students know that their input is taken very seriously • When trying something new, ask for impromptu feedback from students (anonymous feedback may make them feel more comfortable)
  8. 8. 7) Make it visual • Visuals have been proven to help everyone understand topics in a clearer way • Use pictures and cartoons rather than a Powerpoint
  9. 9. Recap 1. Let students curate the content 2. Gamify your classroom 3. Begin with a confidence booster 4. 10 minutes, 2 minutes 5. Get the students moving 6. Seek student feedback 7. Make it visual
  10. 10. Sign up for WhatsDue at whatsdueapp.com Don’t forget to share & Want to keep students AND parents engaged? Always free for teachers

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