Cornerstones of Engaged Schools (02:39)
Engagement leads to better attendance, deeper understanding, higher achievement, and more fun. Positive relationships; organization, rules, and procedures; a culture of thinking and learning; and enjoyment of love and learning are critical.
Positive Relationships (04:23)
Principal Bridgette Matson discusses the culture of engagement that resulted from changes to instructional practices. Principal Case Vier at Children's Aid College Prep Charter School explains the goal of providing a safe, supportive, and engaging learning community for students and their families.
Clear Organization, Rules, and Procedures (02:31)
Students need to know what is expected of them and what is required to be successful. At CACPCS this means creating a safe environment and learning as much as possible. Every educator and student knows the sign for active listening.
A Culture of Thinking and Learning (01:59)
Students should be challenged to think, engage, and work through uncertainties.
Enjoyment and Love of Learning (04:27)
Students who are inspired to do their best will engage. A third grade student with a behavior plan attends a Scholar Success Meeting at CACPCS. He knows he can trust the adults at school.
Building Relationships (02:09)
CACPCS Dean of Culture Michael Williams uses the four cornerstones of engaged schools to coach students in a discussion about lunch detention.
The 8 Cs of Engagement (07:33)
Silver describes motivators: challenge, competition, controversy, creativity, choice, cooperation, connecting.
Credits: Engagement Tools for Charged-Up Learning: Laying the Groundwork (00:22)
Credits: Engagement Tools for Charged-Up Learning: Laying the Groundwork
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