5 Effective Student Engagement Strategies

Education Technology Insights | Monday, December 28, 2020

Students are drawn deeper into learning with access to learning resources, tools, and data than ever before.

FREMONT, CA: Technology is one of the keys to increasing student engagement in classrooms. In today’s multi-phase teaching, educators are working with partners to research digital teaching strategies and how they positively impact student learning. Technology as a tool helps educators create and present content and instruction exciting and relevant to students. When learning is interesting to students, then they become engaged, active learners. Here are some of the best student engagement strategies.

• Education Technology

Educational technology assists students in developing essential skills while also keeping them engaged and learning. Education technology is helping students love learning. Education technology platforms turn to learn into an adventure, complete with epic quests and amazing rewards.

• Classroom Management Strategies

In a busy classroom, distractions draw students’ attention away from the lesson and impact their learning. Classroom management strategies help educators build a structured environment where students can bring their best to the classroom. It may seem counterintuitive, but rules and routines can reduce distractions and improve the learning experience.

• Active Learning

Sitting still for a whole class can be a bit much for some students. Active learning strategies get students engaging with the lesson in various ways. As a bonus, several active learning techniques encourage students to function with their classmates to discuss a problem, remediate an issue or drill down on a new concept. This offers multiple entry points into the lesson and engages student learning.

• Blended Learning

Blended learning integrates online learning tools with conventional classroom methods in several ways. Students work to learn concepts in a blended learning classroom before they move on, closing bridging gaps and developing a solid foundation for advanced work.  A popular blended learning technique is the station rotation method, where students rotate through group activities, individual work, and online learning.

• Personalized Learning

Some students race through math worksheets, and others require a little more time. Excelling students might have already learned the latest concept, while some students will need more instruction and perhaps remediation. Supplementing instruction with personalized learning techniques significantly improves students’ test scores. Personalized learning strategies help students stay motivated and engaged in learning and encourage them to practice self-advocacy.

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