Student Engagement: A Shared Responsibility

A teacher at McNally High School in Edmonton understands that student engagement is a shared responsibility.

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  • Teachers need to consider the amount of evidence required in order to determine that a student has met a learning outcome.
  • Providing choice along with open-ended questions helps engage students in their learning.
  • The teacher felt a responsibility to reflect on assignments that did not go well to consider improvements that might be needed to the assignment itself.
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  • Consider an assignment for an upcoming class. Anticipate how the students might perceive the assignment and whether or not they might consider it to be worth doing. What changes might you make to increase the level of student engagement, i.e., commitment?
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