Achieve high engagement by building competence, autonomy, and content relevance in students, resulting in positive academic self-concept and self-efficacy. Readers will gain research-based instructional strategies for connecting with disengaged students and building positive student-teacher relationships

Benefits

  • Study the engagement gap’s impacts and how to create a lasting culture that bridges that gap, developing a growth mindset in learners.
  • Encounter real-world anecdotes about different students, and see the research-based learning strategies in action.
  • Become familiar with student needs and the effect their fulfillment has on student engagement and achievement.
  • Discover dozens of research-backed teaching strategies that help fulfill students’ various cognitive and affective needs, giving them increased autonomy and self-efficacy in the classroom.
  • Self-assess how well engagement is cultivated in four domains, and compare those results with student engagement inventory data.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: The Self-Efficacy Cycle
Chapter 2: Competence
Chapter 3: Autonomy
Chapter 4: Relatedness
Chapter 5: Relevance
Chapter 6: Culture Change
Epilogue: Going Forward
Appendix: Engagement Inventories

STUDY GUIDE

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Appendix

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common Formative Assessments: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tress Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2015). Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Jensen, E. (2019). Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students From Poverty (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • McNeece, A. (2019). Launching and Consolidating Unstoppable Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2015). Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A., & Hollie, S. (2012). The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Porosoff, L., & Weinstein, J. (2020). Two-for-One Teaching: Connecting Instruction to Student Values. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Additional Resources

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