How to increase student engagement

Tips and Tricks

Play music in the classroom:

Popular song parodies are both relatable and good at helping with retention.

Here are a few of our favorites

Flipped Classrooms

Have a look at this previous post showing you the benefits and how to flip a classroom.

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Regular Brain Breaks

Silent Ball

Find an area where you can safely toss a ball around. No one can talk or make a sound – being silent is the aim of the game.

The ball is tossed between classmates. Students cannot throw the ball back to the person who threw it to them. If a player misses the ball, talks or makes a bad pass, that student is out. The last two players are the champions.

Timed Chatter

Allow the students to do what they are desperate to do. Set a 3-minute timer and allow the students to get up and talk to their friends.

lots of pair share:

This allows students to build confidence, social skills and deductive thinking as they are asked to discuss ideas.

 

Have a video lesson created by one of our video learrning experts:

That’s right, just like the ability to request any program on free-to-air or Foxtel you can also request a multimedia rich lesson. Just send us the topic or curriculum code you are wanting and have it created for you within 2 business days. With over 140,000 videos already matched to the Australian curicculum we haven’t had a request we were unable to fill yet.

For more information on the system or to make a request you can contact us on our website

 

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