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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

You have probably heard that teachers are the hardest people to teach. I submit teaching teachers is a lot like teaching younger learners (except that they have more autonomy). More often than not as I am setting up for a training at least one teacher will saunter in with a pile of lamination to cut out or a knitting project (for the grandbaby on the way, of course) to keep them occupied during the training. First of all, let me say, “I get it.” I get that teachers by necessity become excellent multi-taskers. I also understand that if you are doing more than one thing at a time you are not fully engaged in either activity. So how do I react? I take it as a challenge. If the lamination or the knitting needles come out during the training, I feel that I haven’t done enough to keep that particular teacher engaged.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 2014 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 2014 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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wordsinedgeways's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:39 PM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of seven hours a day behind screens; teens send an average of 3,417 text messages each month; and 97 percent of adolescents have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:52 PM

The Huffington Post has published an infograhic that looks at teens and their use of digital devices with an eye towards how it is impacting their health. To learn more about how screentime may impact their bodies check out this infographic.

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Fitter Body, Fitter Brain: How Working Out Can Make You Smarter - Online College Courses

Fitter Body, Fitter Brain: How Working Out Can Make You Smarter - Online College Courses | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Getting the proper amount of exercise is one of the most important elements to maintaining a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Only about "12% of students get the recommended amount of exercise for a healthy state of being...consider the benefits that a great workout can have on your smarts. Studies show that exercising doesn't just boost your health, it can also boost your intelligence and mental acuity. From elementary school all the way through college-level education, regular exercise is seen to improve test scores and even IQ levels. In fact, working out right before a test can aid in boosting performance."


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