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Week 1B (Sept. 26 to Oct. 3)- Exploring Engagement Through Others [Sept. 30, 2011, 1:37 a.m.]

Pick one article to read (or more) and use the comment feature to share what you notice about the definitions of engagement presented by different folks:

Sound Out: Student Voice in Schools by Adam Fletcher-
What do you think about the ideas for student voice and involvement in this article? Could any of these ideas be developed in your learning environment?

Using Student Engagement to Improve Adolescent Literacy
From Learning Point Associates (all rights reserved)
. This handout discusses elements of engagement for adolescent literacy instruction.  What are the core ideas about engagement in this article?

Using Positive Student Engagement to Increase Student Achievement from The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, Learning Point Associates (all rights reserved).Overview of student engagement and the elements the author believes go into making engagement occur. What elements does this author name?  Do you agree with each element?

26 Keys to Student Engagement by Angela Maiers Educational Services Inc. (all rights reserved). Which letter of the alphabet jumped out at you and why? Do you agree with all the keys?

 Blog on whose responsibility is engagement from the blog: From the Desk of the Principal. 

 Boring your Students? some relevant thoughts about engagement from Michael Linsen at Smart Classroom Management.

Had to all this one.  This is worth some discussion.  Be sure to read the comments as well as the post.  Engagement is not a goal.  Generation Yes Blog by Sylvia Martinez.