Are you ready to engage learners like never before?
Student engagement is the key to success for every teacher, and this is your engagement strategy blueprint.
Boring lessons and assignments will disappear forever when you learn to build student avatars, banish blandness, ride the podcast tide, and become a total engagement guru.
Many students are bored and disengaged
Teachers are handcuffed by outdated textbooks, standardized curriculum, and disinterested students. What if you could solve these problems immediately and excite even your most reluctant learner daily?
Read it Today and Engage tomorrow!
33-year veteran teacher, author, presenter, and engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant makes it easy, with incredible teacher tips and tools for both the veteran and student teacher--50 engagement tools that you can begin using right now, with no special training or boring professional development.
Easily rebrand your class and connect with all students
Are you the teacher students "hate"? Do kids groan when they walk into your classroom? Engaging learners is all about connecting and making education fun. With Sturtevant's education tips and creative teaching tools, students will rebrand you and your class as their favorites. Best of all, they'll engage with every lesson you teach, every single day!
50 Tips and Tools
Unlike other education books that weigh you down with archaic research and impossible-to-implement strategies, Hacking Engagement, the 7th book in the popular Hack Learning Series, provides 50 unique, exciting, and actionable tips and tools that you can apply right now. And there's something here for every teacher--no matter what grade or subject you teach. Try one of these amazing engagement strategies tomorrow:
- Engage the Enraged
- Create Celebrity Couple Nicknames
- Hash out a Hashtag
- Empower Students to Help You Uncover Your Biases
- Avoid the Great War on Yoga Pants
- Let Your Freak Flag Fly
- Become a Proponent of the Exponent
- Trade Blah, Blah, Blah for Zen
- Transform Your Class into a Focus Group
Commit to Engagement
Try at least one tip or tool now and witness an amazing transformation in your classroom and school.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsHack 1: Entice Reluctant Readers with QR Codes . 11
Hack 2: Adventures in Classroom Management. 15
Hack 3: Let Me See You Google. 19
Hack 4: Engage as You Gauge with SurveyMonkey . 23
Hack 5: Create Celebrity Couple Nicknames . 27
Hack 6: Class Procedures Night at the Improv . 31
Hack 7: Create a Movie Trailer for Your Class . 35
Hack 8: Build a Student Avatar. 37
Hack 9: Build a Classroom Identity and Nurture Belonging. 41
Hack 10: Show Them What's Possible. 45
Hack 11: Upgrade Student Grade Contracts. 49
Hack 12: Get to Know Students Through Reverse Engineering. 53
Hack 13: Be Observant and Find the Elusive Spark. 57
Hack 14: Hash Out a Hashtag. 59
Hack 15: Bring in an Artifact for Show-and-Tell . 63
Hack 16: Break the Ice Ice Baby. 67
Hack 17: Collaborate Globally with Voxer . 71
Hack 18: Build an Extensive Student Support Network . 75
Hack 19: Present for Ten, Then Collaborate for Ten . 79
Hack 20: Ride the Podcast Tide . 83
Hack 21: Empower Students to Help You Uncover Your Biases . 87
Hack 22: Challenge Students to Solve a Mystery. 91
Hack 23: Become a Grand Inquisitor . 95
Hack 24: Dare Kids to Write on a Virtual Bulletin Board. 99
Hack 25: Liberate Exceptional Students. 103
Hack 26: Engage the Enraged. 107
Hack 27: Bust Down the Walls of Your Classroom. 111
Hack 28: Go Ahead and Be Flippant. 115
Hack 29: Become a Proponent of the Exponent. 119
Hack 30: Avoid the Great War on Yoga Pants. 123
Hack 31: Transcend Transience. 127
Hack 32: Engage as You Grade. 131
Hack 33: Roll Out the Reading Roles. 135
Hack 34: Let Them Build It. 139
Hack 35: Transform Your Class into a Focus Group. 143
Hack 36: Obsess Over Group Dynamics. 147
Hack 37: Let Your Freak Flag Fly . 151
Hack 38: Assess Your Assessments. 155
Hack 39: Trade Blah, Blah, Blah for Zen . 159
Hack 40: Be More Like Hocking College . 163
Hack 41: Gather Students Around the Fire. 167
Hack 42: Corral the Word "Like". 171
Hack 43: Surround Yourself with Ancient Greeks. 173
Hack 44: Show-and-Tell 2.0: The Open Mic. 177
Hack 45: Mandate Meritocracy Mondays . 181
Hack 46: Entice Students to Do Hill Sprints. 185
Hack 47: Peerless Peer Teaching with the Vowel Squad. 187
Hack 48: Banish Blogging Blandness . 191
Hack 49: Turn Your Students into Five-Year-Olds. 195
Hack 50: Channel Your Inner Yoga Teacher. 197