Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement

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Overview

Drive boredom out of your classroom – and keep it out – with the student-engagement strategies in this book. You’ll learn how to gain and sustain the attention of your students from the moment the bell rings. Perfect for teachers of all subjects and grade levels, these activities go head-to-head with student boredom and disengagement, resulting in class time that’s more efficient, more educational, and loads more fun!

Contents include:

  • Strategies to Begin a Lesson
  • Strategies to End a Lesson
  • Strategies for Solo/Independent Work
  • Strategies for the Whole Group

Author Bryan Harris, an expert in student engagement and classroom management, has extensive experience in K-12 motivation and brain-based learning. In this book, he brings together 99 simple, ready-to-use ideas for teachers looking to overcome student boredom and illuminate classroom lessons in a dynamic, interactive way. Bonus strategies show you how to engage even the most reluctant learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596671669
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 463,572
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Introduction

Part 1. Strategies to Begin a Lesson

Agree/Disagree Statements

Alphabet Summary

Audio/Video Clips

Fantastic Facts

Found It!

Personal Goals

Quick Draw

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Part 2. Strategies to End a Lesson

Absent Student

Circle, Triangle, Square

Journal Response

Keepers and Wishers

Letter to Self

Outcome Statements

Pass It

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Part 3. Strategies for Solo/Independent Work

Content Nameplate

Checklists

Coded Reading

Color Code

Concept Collage

Create the Test

Flash Cards 2.0

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Part 4. Strategies for the Whole Group

Choral Response

Common Songs

Fish Bowl

Forced Analogies

Guess the Word

I Learned Chain

Individual Student Whiteboards

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Part 5. Strategies for Partners and Small Groups

Add On

Card Sort

Envelope Questions

Halftime Summary

Partner Pretest

Q and A Match

Quiz Show

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Part 6. Strategies for Student Movement

Ball Toss

Change of Perspective

Consultation

Corners

Create-A-Skit

Dueling Flip Charts

Gallery Walk

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Part 7. Bonus Strategies for Reluctant Learners

A Head Start

Big Word Alert

Closed Fist

Extend An Invitation

Looks Like, Sounds Like, Feels Like

The 5-Minute Focus Group

The Miracle Question

More...

Resources

Suggested Readings

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