Levels of Learner EngagementLearner engagement is defined by student involvement in the classroom and in learning including authentic engagement, strategic compliance, ritual compliance, retreatism, and rebellion stages. Authentic engagement occurs when the task, activity, or work the student is assigned is associated with a result that has clear meaning and immediate value to the student.
Levels of Engagement [2.2]
Task, activity or assigned work for student is associated with a result that has clear meaning and immediate value to the student. They are involved with and engaged in the task.
Students are performing tasks (with a good attitude) while continuously instructed or directed by the teacher.
The student sees little meaning or value in the assigned task but will complete the assigned task in order to avoid negative consequence.
The student is disengaged from the task, expends little or no energy attempting to comply with the demands of the task or teacher, but does not act in ways that disrupt others.
The student refuses to do the tasks and activities to which the student is committed or those assigned or supported by the school and by the teacher.
Resources for Engaging Learners
Other Levels of Learner Engagement Resources:
- Activity: One, Two, Three Columns
- Activity: Post-It Note Summarization
- Activity: Read-Talk-Write
- Activity: Roll the Die (fiction and nonfiction)
- Activity: Save the Last Word for Me
- Activity: Dicey Practice
- Activity: First Me, Then You (buddy reading)
- Activity: 10 Active Games (incorporate movement into your class to increase learning)
- Article: Ten Steps for Better Student Engagement (from Edutopia)
- Handout: Instructional Strategies to Increase Student Engagement
- Handout: Nonfiction Choice Board
- PowerPoint: Active Learning - Motivating Students to Learn
- PowerPoint: Classroom Walk Throughs - Levels of Student Engagement
- PowerPoint: Student Engagement Strategies for High School Teachers
- PowerPoint: How to Maintain Active Ongoing Student Engagement in Relatively Large Middle School Math Classes
- PowerPoint: Come Back Tomorrow - how to motivate students to come to class
- PowerPoint: WOW - Working on the Work
- Website: Games My Students Like (ProTeacher Collection)
- Website: Games (ProTeacher Collection)
- Website: PowerPoint Games (Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.)
- Dropbox folder: Toolbox of strategy ideas