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Engaging Teaching Tools: Measuring and Improving Student Engagement

Engaging Teaching Tools: Measuring and Improving Student Engagement

by David U. Sladkey

(Spiral Bound)

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Energize your students through active learning!
Engagement is critical to positive classroom climate and individual student achievement. Yet it can be elusive. This teacher-friendly flip book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. In this easy-to-use companion to Energizing Brain Breaks, you’ll find:

  • More than sixty practical, easy-to-implement, teaching ideas.
  • Strategies improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents.
  • The Engagement Wheel, a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning.
  • Access to a free Power Point or Smart Board version.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483316413
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

David Sladkey has been teaching high school mathematics since 1987. He was named Teacher of the Year for Naperville School District 203 in 2007 and the Office Max Innovative Teacher of the Month in March of 2009. David is a 2017 state finalist in Illinois for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

David loves to get his students moving and participating actively in their learning. He appreciates technology that impacts curriculum and is easy to implement. Davis uses a SMART Board in his classes every day and is the mathematics department technology specialist. He has coauthored a book, Easy SMART Board Teaching Templates, with Scott Miller and is the author of Energizing Brain Breaks, a Corwin bestseller, and Engaging Teaching Tools. David is passionate about his teaching and reflects this journey in his blog, “Reflections of a High School Math Teacher” ( David is also an avid cyclist and loves spending time with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Energizing Teaching Tools
Engagement Wheel
Classroom Climate
Classroom Activities
Classroom Aids
Attitude Adjustment

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