8 Qualities of Engagement (The Engagement Checklist)

Use at least 3 of these qualities in each activity, students show guaranteed engagement

84 to 86 percent of the time!


What is Student Engagement?

Teachers hear a lot about engagement. But what exactly is engagement?

Engagement involves:

  • Attention
  • Curiosity
  • Interest
  • Optimism
  • Passion

Engagement means you are tapping into their emotions.

And if there’s one thing you learn about the neuroscience of learning it should be this:

“Emotion drives cognition.”

 

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Why is Engagement important?

In 2013, Australian social scientists finished a study that spanned decades.

The researchers tracked students over a 20-year period to determine the role that student engagement played in educational and career success.

  • They found that the more children felt engaged (rather than bored), the greater the likelihood of earning higher education degrees.
  • They also found that student engagement led to a greater likelihood of going on to a professional or managerial career.

Most importantly, this result was independent of their academic achievement or socioeconomic status.

In other words, an engaged student from a poor background will have a better shot at a successful career than a disengaged child from a more privileged background.

But what control does a teacher have over a student’s engagement?

 

“The more they felt connected & felt engaged (vs. Bored) The greater likelihood of achieving a higher educational qualification and Going on to a professional or managerial career.”

The Bottom Line:

An engaged child from a low socioeconomic background will have better opportunities in life than a disengaged child from a more privileged background.

How to Engage All Students

Luckily, science has identified 8 qualities of engagement.

Use at least 3 of these qualities in each activity, students show sustained  engagement

84 to 86 percent of the time!

But guess what happens if you have less?

When only two qualities were present, students were only engaged about 16 percent of the time.

Only 1 quality?

That number dropped to less than 4 percent!

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It seems these qualities are pretty important.  If only there was a way that you could make sure your lessons had them.

Luckily for you, there is…

The Engagement Checklist.  And I will send you a PDF copy of it!

You’ll never have to worry if your students are engaged ever again!

Imagine how great it will feel to know you are truly making a difference everyday.

 Get your Free Engagement Checklist…

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity (for free) to get a checklist of the 8 Qualities of Engagement.

Without it, you may never know if your students are engaged!

 

P.S. – You might want to check out my book because it will engage you.

 

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