Sparking Student Engagement: Strategies for Classroom Success Webinar – Feb. 28

Did you know that “engagement” declines each year that a student is in a K-12 school? Boredom is an everyday struggle for nearly 60 percent of students in grades 6–12, according the annual Gallup Student Poll. The brain naturally seeks activities with which to engage – so boredom can lead to disruptive, unproductive behaviors. The percentage of students who are “actively disengaged” has skyrocketed by 20 percent over the past decade, according to Gallup. REGISTER HERE.

Watch Dr. Bryan Harris relate the similar ways in which the brain processes movement and number sense.

Dr. Bryan Harris, author of Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement, will explore the impact of boredom on achievement and the root causes of boredom during this 70-minute webinar.  Attendees will benefit from Dr. Harris’ Battling Boredom Framework, which includes strategies to begin and end a lesson, strategies for solo/independent work, strategies for reluctant learners and strategies for movement.  Dr. Harris will also provide practical tools that you can incorporate in your classroom to engage students and to minimize boredom. Explore ways to:

  • Incorporate movement into lessons
  • Give students more control over how they learn
  • Create relationships with students
  • Make real-world connections to what is being taught
  • Use humor to engage students

Attendees will be asked to commit to a “7-Minute Challenge” to engage students more fully.


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