Just Ask Us
Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement
Foreword by Carol Radford
Corwin Teaching Essentials
Use these 10 strategies to teach and communicate content that sticks!
Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide. Now you can hear from the students themselves and discover 10 comprehensive and fresh ideas on precisely what and how to capture your students’ imagination and minds for deep learning,
This research-based approach to cooperative learning provides plentiful lesson ideas, vignettes, videos, and insightful student interviews to help you:
- Understand the research base for collaborative learning
- Implement and manage competitively cooperative student
- Incorporate movement, visual tools, and technology
- Develop achievement-based PBL projects
- Conduct your own student survey for increased student choice
Move beyond just teaching content. Build a strong classroom community where students chew on, process, mull over, and retain information
"Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is an outstanding resource manual for teachers to increase student engagement. Each chapter includes extensive quotes from students that support researched-based best practices. Diagrams and photos of student work illustrate how students can effectively work together and use more visually stimulated methods to connect their learning to real world applications."
"Heather Wolpert-Gawron meshes her teaching experience with extensive student feedback to offer sage advice and a clear argument as to the importance of increased student engagement in their learning environments. She provides practical application that will help teachers everywhere up their game in providing students the right foundation for deeper connections to their learning."
"Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is not only a quality read, but also a fresh perspective beyond just providing interesting lessons. It clearly states that student engagement is directly connected to academic content and outcomes."
"Any teacher who ever wanted to poll students about what works best for them when learning, and really using the data received to help students, should read this book. The research behind WHY the ideas presented work, and the practical strategies suggested are also great bonuses."