Motivating Minds: How to Promote Engagement and Participation in K-12 Classrooms

Motivating Minds: How to Promote Engagement and Participation in K-12 Classrooms

by Elisheva Zeffren


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Would you like to establish an animated classroom atmosphere where students are motivated to gain skills, absorb knowledge, express opinions, and examine alternatives? Would you like your students to reflect on the quality of their thinking and learning? With her usual eloquence, Elisheva Zeffren articulates students’ need to think critically, formulate conclusions, and uncover what is relevant and important to modern life. The lucid writing style, easy-to-read charts, creative exercises, practical and concrete goals, make this book simple to revisit. Educators can take the innovative ideas back to their classrooms and implement them with little or no preparation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475836387
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elisheva Zeffren is currently an educational consultant and high school teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Miss Zeffren confers closely with the faculty who welcome her assistance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating Anticipation
Chapter 2: Using the "Fun Theory" to Engage Students in Learning
Chapter 3: Pursuing Wonder
Chapter 4: Musing for Mental Exercise
Chapter 5: Sending Students on Discovery Missions
Chapter 6: Promoting Participation
Chapter 7: Coaching with Cooperative Learning
Chapter 8: Practice Prime Problem Solving
Chapter 9: Discovering with Cognitive and Social Experiments
Chapter 10: Conducting Surveys
Chapter 11: Fostering Public Speaking
Student Testimonials
About the Author

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