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Top Ten Ways to Engage Students : 

Top Ten Ways to Engage Students Teaching Strategies

10. Use signaling to allow everyone to answer your question : 

10. Use signaling to allow everyone to answer your question To help ensure that all students are actively thinking, regularly ask questions to which everyone must prepare at least one answer -- letting them know you expect an answer. Then wait for all students to signal they are ready Differentiates instruction. Precludes student bragging. Ensures all students are actively thinking.

9. Use quick writes when you want quiet time and student reflection : 

9. Use quick writes when you want quiet time and student reflection For when interest is waning in your presentations. When you want to settle students down. A short journal-writing assignment. Try prompts such as the following, or develop your own: "Summarize what you have heard." "Predict an exam or quiz question I could ask based on this material." "Defend one of the positions taken during the prior discussion."

8. Start Class with a mind warm up : 

8. Start Class with a mind warm up Bell work starts class on the right foot. Clear expectations. Does not have to be magical, just needs to be. The chicken knows.

7. Randomly pick students to answer questions : 

7. Randomly pick students to answer questions Flashcards/Notecards/Playing cards. Engages entire class. Removes teacher bias.

6. Use movement to get kids focused : 

6. Use movement to get kids focused Visual Auditory  Kinesthetic Own your teaching space. Offer a seventh inning stretch.

5. Mix up your teaching styles : 

5. Mix up your teaching styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Move from teacher-centered to student-centered learning. Multiple Intelligences.

4. Ask students open ended questions : 

4. Ask students open ended questions Creates thoughtful dialogue. Yes and no questions end with yes or no. Encourages deeper more critical thinking.

3. Relate class to the real world : 

3. Relate class to the real world Makes the point of learning readily apparent. Keeping it real. Relevance = Engagement.

2. Change tasks every fifteen minutes : 

2. Change tasks every fifteen minutes Most people have a short attention span                                          Growing up in the digital age. Differentiating instruction.

1. Make class fun : 

1. Make class fun Students will pay attention more Students will remember the lessons Creates a good learning atmosphere