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Engaging Teaching Tools

Engaging Teaching Tools
Measuring and Improving Student Engagement

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June 2014 | 80 pages | Corwin

Energize your students through active learning!
Engagement is critical to positive classroom climate and individual student achievement. Yet it can be elusive.  This teacher-friendly flip book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. In this easy-to-use companion to Energizing Brain Breaks, you’ll find:

  • More than sixty practical, easy-to-implement teaching ideas.
  • Strategies to improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents.
  • The Engagement Wheel, a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning.
  • Access to a free PowerPoint or SmartBoard version.

A high school mathematics instructor since 1987, author David Sladkey has been named Teacher of the Year by Naperville Community School District.

Engaging Teaching Tools is a fantastic resource that is full of ideas that foster a positive learning environment. It is a great reference for new teachers or teachers who want to refresh their ideas and invigorate their teaching.”
—Kris Freebairn, Science Teacher
Loreto Mandeville Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Welcome to Energizing Teaching Tools
Engagement Wheel
Classroom Climate
Classroom Activities
Classroom Aids
Attitude Adjustment


Corwin Companion Website
Helpful PowerPoint and SMART Board versions can be found on the companion website.

"Engaging Teaching Tools has become an essential resource for teachers at our school.  The activities included are quick, energizing and easily incorporated in any discipline.  You will see an immediate difference in student engagement once these activities are included in your classroom!"

Jackie Thornton, Assistant Principal
Naperville Central High School

"Engaging Teaching Tools is a fantastic resource that is full of ideas which foster a positive learning environment. It is a great reference for new teachers, or teachers who want to refresh their ideas and invigorate their teaching."

Dr. Kris Freebairn, Science Teacher
Loreto Mandeville Hall

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

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ISBN: 9781483316413