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Engagement by Design : Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive - Douglas B. Fisher

Engagement by Design

Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive

Paperback Published: 16th November 2017
ISBN: 9781506375731
Number Of Pages: 192

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Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn't every classroom teeming with discussion and purposeful activity centered on the day's learning expectations?  Consistently finding a rhythm'where students progress through relevant and challenging content'isn't easy. But not only is it possible, it can also seem effortless when teachers have the right design for genuinely engaging students.  Classroom dynamics are inherently complex, as multifaceted as the personalities in the room, so where should a teacher begin? Engagement by Design gives you a framework for making daily improvements and highlights the opportunities that will bring the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. You'll learn about relationships, clarity, and challenge, including

    • How getting to know each student a little better can fundamentally change the classroom dynamics'and how to do that
    • What it means to be an 'intentionally inviting'? teacher, and how it gives you an advantage in creating an environment conducive to learning
    • How to bring more clarity to key aspects of your work'and how it can reap substantial rewards for you and your students
    • How opening the culture to student voice'listening to students'is linked to academic motivation, and how to use it to shape your day-to-day planning
    • The best ways to increase learning for your students, boosting the proportional value of their school year
Understanding engagement'and actively pursuing it'can make all the difference between forging a real connection with students and having a classroom that's simply going through the motions. Engagement by Design puts you in control of managing your classroom's success and increasing student learning, one motivated student at a time. 

About the Authors
Chapter 1. The Inviting Classroom
Are Students Engaged?
Intentionally Inviting Classrooms
Low-Hanging Fruit
Student Voice
Engagement by Design
Chapter 2. Relationships
Building Relationships With Students
The Invitational Aspect of Teacher-Student Relationships
The Equitable Aspect of Teacher-Student Relationships
How Teachers Communicate Expectations Differentially
The Advocacy Aspect of Teacher-Student Relationships
Chapter 3. Clarity
Clarity in Teaching
Know What Students Are Supposed to Learn
Know How Students Learn
Know How to Communicate What Students Will Be Learning
Know How to Develop Success Criteria
Chapter 4. Challenge
Inviting the Struggle
Strategic Thinking
Struggle That Builds Expertise
Chapter 5. Engagement
The Engagement Gap
Engagement: Overused and Misunderstood
Bringing It All Together
The Engagement Equation
Voice (V)
Self-Worth (SW)
Purpose (P)
Engaged Students
Engaged Classrooms
Engaged Student Outcomes
The Ending of One Story Is the Beginning of Another

ISBN: 9781506375731
ISBN-10: 1506375731
Series: Corwin Literacy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 16th November 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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Nancy Frey

About the Author

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. 

Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading.

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Douglas B. Fisher

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Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, NCTE’s Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing, as well as a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

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Russell Quaglia

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Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring that students' and teacehers’ voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon.

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