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Our post this month aims to provide you with some low cost ideas to increase classroom engagement! We’ve also partnered with a couple of educational companies that are offering discounts to our schools through September 30th. Check out the offers from Reading A-Z and Edmentum here!
4 Ways to Increase Classroom Engagement without Breaking the Bank
- For help communicating the objectives of your lesson or activity, check out this FREE printable poster that can be laminated and displayed in your classroom. Update it with each new goal!
- To find ideas for designing meaningful lessons, explore this article from Texas Tech University.
Movement: Sitting still for hours during the school day completing book work does little to engage students. Find ways to add movement to your lessons!
- Stations or centers can be a great way to get students up and moving. Check out 5 more fun movement strategies from TeachThought.com.
Meet-ups: Allowing students to collaborate with their peers helps them process new information and apply what they’ve learned.
- Write some of your favorite simple collaborative activities on popsicle sticks and choose one during the lesson to add variety and allow students to process the information from the lesson!
- Check out this FREE printable list of collaborative activities we love!
Monitoring Learning: Students need to know where they are in relation to their goals. Help students monitor their learning through formative assessments.
- Sticky notes can be a great resource for quick check-ins, and even better you can print on them! Download these FREE sticky note templates including graphs, check-ins, and rubrics!