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Student Engagement

Student Motivation Matters: 25 Tips and Strategies

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

A new report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching reviews what we know about student motivation.

Engaging Students: Online and Offline

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Learning is inherently satisfying. All of us have experienced the joy of learning and discovery at some point in time in our life. Learning leads to better understanding, new knowledge, skills and expertise. Whether it is learning how to ride a bike, read a book, write code, or build something -- children are inherently excited about learning.

Engagement Needs to Be a Watchword for the 21st Century University

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Douglas D. Baker

As a president of a major public university, I'm a strong advocate of the value of a four-year bachelor's degree, and studies do bear out the proposition that those who have that degree fare better in life than those who don't.

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While there is rich cultural diversity in Asian countries, it is not as pronounced or complex as in many Western systems such as the USA and the UK. ...

The Next Generation of Activists Is Keeping Us Honest

Claire N. Kaplan | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Claire N. Kaplan

From where I sit, today's youth are far more engaged, far more concerned and truthfully, more prepared to deal with roadblocks than my generation, and they expect to carry on that activism after graduation.

A New Voice in Our City: How Memphis Students Are Becoming Partners in Efforts to Improve Public Schools

Willa Seldon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Willa Seldon

As local school districts seek to produce better outcomes for students, at least one district is thinking about students not merely as those on the receiving end of reform, but as allies in bringing it about.

26 Keys to Student Engagement

Angela Maiers | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Angela Maiers

When we show kids our zeal and passion for what we believe in, we welcome them to share their own. Love what you do, and present it with zeal everyday! Even if it is the 100th time you have presented it, remember it is the first for these students!

Tips on Student Engagement in an Era of Electronic Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

At the end of the term, most of my students agree that our time together was well spent, and it was probably one of the best classes they have had. Hence, I would like to share my secret on student engagement:

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul. Learning is a transformative experience and there is no way to gauge that against the cost of education

The United States of (Non)Reading: The End of Civilization or a New Era?

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Susan D. Blum

Several years ago a student told me that she regarded all assigned reading as "recommended," even if the professors labeled it "required." Were professors so dumb that they didn't know that?

Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Tim Elmore

Just like great cross-cultural missionaries, shouldn't we find ways to connect with the people we're attempting to reach? Wouldn't it make sense to use the vehicles of communication they prefer?

Imagining Students as the Solution: Redefining Youth, Starting With 'Our' Stories

Theresa Soares | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Theresa Soares

Tomorrow, my generation will inherit the issues of today. We can't begin to solve the problems of today, if we don't include the voices of the participants, organizers, and leaders of tomorrow. To every administrator in every sector: are you prepared to listen to the stories of your youth?

Trick Teacher Knows How To Get Class's Attention

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

For all the fanfare made about online learning representing the ruin of education, one teacher actually managed to use technology to his advantage —...

Keeping Young Entrepreneurs Engaged: It's a Community Effort

Sylvia McKinney | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Sylvia McKinney

An entrepreneurial mindset can help at-risk students by offering them a more relevant approach to their education. Here are some key ways to keep next-generation entrepreneurs engaged.

A Response to 'Cash for Grades'

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

The bottom line unfortunately is that cash rewards generally don't work and, if they do, they only work for the short term rather than inspiring kids to learn for the long haul.