Week 4 – Student Engagement

Learning Goal: To find a specific resource on how to engage students (i.e., a resource with activities).

Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48202658484776538/

Specific Resource:

“Jigsaw”

  • Works well with small groups needing to cover large amounts of material
  • Divide the material to be covered in 3-5 parts. Put the same number of students in each small group. One student is each group is assigned to cover one of the parts of the materials. The student’s job is to become the “expert” on their portion of the material so that they can then share what they’ve learned with the rest of their group.
  • How To:
    1. Students read their assigned material independently
    2. Students meet with those from other groups that read the same material to discuss what was most important and what needs to be taught to their groups. (optional)
    3. Students meet with their small groups and to share what they’ve learned with each other. Follow with whole group discussion of the most important points.

Reflection:

This resource caught my eye because it provided specific ideas on how to engage students. It was divided into different sections, such as getting students moving, forming groups and taking notes. Each section had different ways to accomplish a task. The specific example above caught my eye because it is a strategy that can be adapted to any subject in the classroom and could be used as a great resource for introducing a topic or review a subject. This resource will help me find ways to incorporate and implement the strategies for enhancing student engagement in the classroom. To continue learning about student engagement I would like to find resources that have an example lesson plan with student engagement considered.

-Katrina

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