Open to: All teachers.
Opportunity at a Glance: In part 2 of this series, we focused on defining and understanding what engagement looks like in a classroom environment. In part 1 of this series, we explored teacher mindset. Once a teacher understands what engagement in the classroom looks like, they are equipped to constantly take a pulse of the classroom to look out for which learners are truly engaged, and which learners might be compliant. In this professional learning activity, you will develop an understanding of the interrelationships between student intellectual engagement and the classroom environment, and develop strategies to support students’ intellectual engagement.
As a reminder, The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning (CIPL) and the Office of Library Services (OLS) are providing free access to 70 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) eBook titles. Some titles that connect
to building a culture for learning include:
- Book 40, p. 20: “The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance.” In this book, you’ll explore new findings on the nature of the brain’s learning system and how to use key brain-friendly strategies for improving student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.
- Book 46, p. 22: “Real Engagement: How Do I Help My Students Become Motivated, Confident, and Self-Directed Learners?” In this text, you’ll examine concrete strategies for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments to create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for your students and yourself.
Stay tuned for our next series, “Leveraging Classroom Culture.”
Take action: Visit WeTeachNYC.org to access these, and many other, resources.
For more information: Email Teacher Effectiveness if you have any questions. They would also love to hear about how you’re using the resources from this post.