During one of my on-campus interviews this past year, I was asked how I maximize student engagement. Obviously, this is important when teaching as we want our students to participate during class instead of us talking at them the entire time. I had an answer prepared for this question as any good job candidate would, but it really got me thinking. What are all the ways that I maximize student engagement? Or at the very least, what are strategies I use to assess whether students were engaged?
Here is a list I came up with of different strategies I have used.
These are some ways I have tried my hand at maximizing student engagement or assessing whether they were engaged. What strategies have you used? I’d love to hear your ideas!
written by Jen Blush